Node Setup Introduction

If you’re interested in setting up a node, we have some hardware recommendations and guides on different methods of installation.

Prerequisites

To run a reliable, performant node, we suggest that the node’s hardware profile should match or exceed the following specification:

CPUs Memory (GB) Storage(GB) Network Bandwidth (Gbps) Operating System

8

16

100 GB of SSD space (initially)

Up to 10

Ubuntu 20.04.2.0 LTS (Focal Fossa)

These is a rough guideline only and each node runner should monitor their node operation to ensure good performance for the intended task.

Running a Radix node on operating systems other than Ubuntu Linux is possible, but for now our documented example installations and operation processes assume a Ubuntu install, as does the radixnode CLI tool.

Getting started with Radix Node installation

We describe three different methods of installing Radix nodes:

  • The CLI method uses a Python CLI tool for a straightforward, guided installation of Radix nodes on an Ubuntu host. We recommend this method for most people.

  • The docker method describes the manual installation of Radix nodes as docker instances, for those already very comfortable with docker.

  • The systemd method describes the manual installation of Radix nodes without docker, using systemd. This method is suitable for those who want the most hands-on approach, and may be a useful reference for those figuring out installation on different operating systems.