Our Mainnet is still in development, but until then the Arthera testnet is the best place to get started running a validator, or test out new validator configurations.
Participating in the Arthera testnet requires testnet AA coins that can be obtained from the faucet, or directly from the Arthera wallet. If you need any help getting started, please don't hesitate to contact us on our Telegram channel. We'll guide you through the process and help you solve any issues.
Hardware & Network requirements
You can either run a node on your own hardware or use a cloud provider. We would recommend going with one of the big cloud providers like Amazon AWS.
- CPU: 4 cores / 8 threads, 2.6GHz, or faster
- RAM: 8GB or more
- Disk: 500GB of SSD storage or more
- Network: 1GBps
On AWS EC2 we recommend the m5.xlarge instance with 4 vCPUs (3.1 GHz) and at least 1 TB of Amazon EBS General Purpose SSD (gp2) storage (or equivalent).
- Your node must have static, external IP addresses. Ensure the machine used is not behind a residential NAT to avoid NAT traversal issues. A cloud-hosted machine works best.
- Ensure that IP port 6534 is not blocked for Internet TCP and UDP inbound and outbound traffic. This port is used to communicate with other nodes in the network.
The following 64-bit Operating Systems are supported:
- Ubuntu 22.04
- Fedora 37+
- CentOS 9