My previous guide for Draw.io involved the use of Task Scheduler. Today I’m offering a recommended and excellent alternative for installing the latest Draw.io version via Portainer. Draw.io (formerly Diagramly) is free online diagram software. You can use it as a flowchart maker, network diagram software, to create UML online, as an ER diagram tool, to design database schema, to build BPMN online, as a circuit diagram maker, and more. draw.io can import .vsdx, Gliffy™ and Lucidchart™ files. The software allows you to choose from an automatic layout function, or create a custom layout. They have a large selection of shapes and hundreds of visual elements to make your diagram or chart one-of-a-kind. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Draw.io on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.
Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP. Attention: Make sure you have installed the latest Portainer version.
Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.
In the Name field type in drawio. Follow the instructions in the image below.
version: "3.9" services: drawio: container_name: Draw.io image: jgraph/drawio healthcheck: test: curl -f http://localhost:8080/ || exit 1 mem_limit: 4g cpu_shares: 768 security_opt: - no-new-privileges:true restart: on-failure:5 ports: - 5022:8080
Scroll down on the page until you see a button named Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.
If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:5022 Click Device to save your diagrams. Follow the instructions in the images below.
Click Create a New Diagram or Open an Existing Diagram. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Choose your favorite diagram from the list, then click Create. follow the instructions in the image below.
Your Diagram at a glance!
If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the Draw.io container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
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This post was updated on Tuesday / November 28th, 2023 at 10:54 PM