Deploy onto Akash : Setting up an Avalanche Node

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⠀In this article we are providing installation Guide of the Avalanch Validator Node within the Linux and offering 2 different ways. The 1st way is "Automatically (one line install)" - run this script and it performs all the necessary actions to start the Validator Node; 2nd method is a manual one - all commands must be executed manually.

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  • CPU: Equivalent of 8 AWS vCPU
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Storage: 200 GB
  • OS: Ubuntu 18.04/20.04


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Automatically (one line install)

⠀Execute the script

. <(wget -qO-


⠀Update packages

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y 

⠀Install required packages

sudo apt install jq pkg-config build-essential libssl-dev -y

⠀Download the node binary

export avalanchego_version="v0.0.0"
wget "$avalanchego_version/avalanchego-linux-amd64-$avalanchego_version.tar.gz"

v0.0.0 - the node release you want (find it on releases page)

⠀Unzip the archive

tar -xvf "avalanchego-linux-amd64-$avalanchego_version.tar.gz"

⠀Make avalanchego executable

chmod +x $HOME$(find / -name "avalanchego*" -type d -printf '/%f')/avalanchego

⠀Create a node service file

sudo tee <<EOF >/dev/null /etc/systemd/system/avalanchd.service
Description=Avalanch Node

ExecStart=$HOME$(find / -name "avalanchego*" -type d -printf '/%f')/avalanchego


⠀Start the node

sudo systemctl enable avalanchd
sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl restart avalanchd

⠀Add a command to view a node log in the system as a variable

. <(wget -qO- "avalanch_log" "sudo journalctl -f -n 100 -u avalanchd" true

⠀View the node log


Useful commands

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⠀To view the last 100 node log entries

sudo journalctl -f -n 100 -u avalanchd

⠀To restart the node

sudo systemctl restart avalanchd

Useful URLs

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Official project site | Official Telegram group | Discord | Twitter


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