Running Validator Node
If you are deploying a validator node, then make sure to read the Node Requirements first.
Install Validator node
The following guides provide step-by-step instructions for running public fullnode, validator node, and validator fullnode for the Aptos blockchain.
Configure Validator node
Connect to Aptos network
After deploying your nodes, connect to the Aptos Network.
Set up staking and delegation pool operations
After connecting your nodes to the Aptos network, establish staking pool operations to add your node to the validator set.
Similarly, conduct delegation pool operations for APT delegated to your validator. Your node will start syncing and participating in consensus.
Test Validator node
After your nodes are deployed and configured, make sure they meet node liveness criteria.
Install Validator fullnode
Note that many of the same instructions can be used to run a validator fullnode in Aptos:
- If you use the provided reference Kubernetes deployments (i.e. for cloud-managed kubernetes on AWS, Azure, or GCP), then one validator node and one validator fullnode are deployed by default.
- When using the Docker or the source code, the
fullnode.yamlwill enable you to run a validator fullnode.