After preparing the user permissions and script configurations, the actual node installation can begin.
cd ~/elrond-go-scripts-v2./script.sh install
When asked, indicate the number of nodes you want to run, i.e.
When asked, indicate the name for your validator, i.e.
Optional: auto-update feature - During the installation, there is the
Manage your keys
A file called
validatorKey.pem will be created in
Create a new folder "VALIDATOR_KEYS" to serve as local backup when updating:
cd ~mkdir -p ~/VALIDATOR_KEYS
Copy the key - in ZIP form - to the
. This is important for your node to be able to restart correctly after an upgrade.
cd $HOME/elrond-nodes/node-0/configzip node-0.zip validatorKey.pemmv node-0.zip $HOME/VALIDATOR_KEYS/
Repeat the above for all your “n” nodes. When complete, please refer to our Key management section for instructions about how to properly backup and protect your keys.
Start the node(s)
cd ~/elrond-go-scripts-v2./script.sh start
Start the node visual interface
Once the node has started, you can check how it’s doing, using the
TermUI interface. Navigate to your
$HOME/elrond-utils folder and start the
, one for each of your nodes:
cd $HOME/elrond-utils./termui -address localhost:8080
Update your node
Run the following command to upgrade your node with the latest GitHub release.
Mandatory: Backup your keys
Your private keys are needed to run your node. Losing them means losing control of your node. A 3rd party gaining access to them could result in lost funds.
Find them in
$HOME/elrond-nodes/node-0/config [be mindful of your “