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Cardano Node 1.35.4

Cardano Stake Pool installation guide for dummies
The guide is updated for Mainnet to work with the latest release: 1.35.4
if you are upgrading from a previous version - check the Upgrade guide below.

📯 Before we start

Stake pool operator requirements:

  • at least basic knowledge of Linux administration.
  • ready to update your node whenever a new release is coming out.
  • Ready to learn new skills :)

Hardware Requirements

For Mainnet:

  • 2-3 Linux servers (1 block-producing node + 1-2 relay nodes)
    • OS - Linux 64-bit (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS; Mint 19.3, 20; Debian 10.3)
    • Min 2 vCPU - 1.6GHz or faster (2GHz or faster for a stake pool or relay)
    • 16GB of RAM
    • 100 GB of disk space (Ideally SSD)
    • Good internet connection (at least 10Mbps)
  • Offsite PC (Home PC/server) for your keys (cold storage)
  • Hardware wallet: Trezor or Ledger (HIGHLY recommended)

for TestNet:

  • 2-3 Linux servers (1 block-producing node + 1-2 relay nodes)
    • OS - Linux 64-bit (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS; Mint 19.3, 20; Debian 10.3)
    • Min 2 vCPU - 1.6GHz or faster (2GHz or faster for a stake pool or relay)
    • Min 4GB of RAM (8GB Recommended)
    • 50 GB of disk space (Ideally SSD)
    • Good internet connection (at least 10Mbps)
  • Offsite PC (Home PC/server) for your keys (cold storage)
👉 We are going to use Ubuntu 20.04 LTS as our choice for the OS. 👉 If you have any questions - join our telegram group: https://t.me/StakePool247help where we have some great mentors who are ready to help you!
This guide is based on the official Cardano Official guide and from our experience. We understand that the information flow is HUGE... and therefore we want to have a place where you can find all the necessary information in setting up your own personal ADA Staking Pool.
To get support, join Cardano Groups:
👉 StakePool247 Support Group: https://t.me/StakePool247help
👉 Cardano Shelley & StakePool Best Practice Workgroup https://t.me/CardanoStakePoolWorkgroup
👉 Cardano Community Tech Support https://t.me/CardanoCommunityTechSupport