About Avalanche nodes

How to launch a full node

Recommended hardware

  • CPU: Equivalent of 8 AWS vCPU
  • RAM: 16 GiB
  • Storage: 512 GiB
  • OS: Ubuntu 18.04/20.04 or MacOS >= Catalina


Should have a static IP


  1. Download the client: wget https://github.com/ava-labs/avalanchego/releases/download/<VERSION>/avalanchego-linux-amd64-<VERSION>.tar.gz]
Note: you can check the last release here.
  1. Unzip
tar -xvf avalanchego-linux-amd64-<VERSION>.tar.gz
  1. Launch node running:
  1. Launch with RPC api enabled
./avalanchego-<VERSION>-linux/avalanchego --http-host=
  1. To launch a node in testnet (Fuji) run:
./avalanchego-<VERSION>-linux/avalanchego --http-host= --network-id=fuji

How to launch a Validator


How to launch using docker-compose

  • Need a .env file to be launched with this docker-compose file.
  • Nodes launched with norpc docker-compose have RPC API disabled by default.
  • Nodes launched with docker-compose-fuji will launch testnet.