installation


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Installation

Network name: Akash | Chain ID: akashnet-2 | Latest version: v0.34.1 | Custom Port: 128

Setup validator name

Replace YOUR_MONIKER_GOES_HERE with your validator name

MONIKER="YOUR_MONIKER_GOES_HERE"

Install dependencies

Update system and install build tools

sudo apt -q update
sudo apt -qy install curl git jq lz4 build-essential
sudo apt -qy upgrade

Install Go

sudo rm -rf /usr/local/go
curl -Ls https://go.dev/dl/go1.19.8.linux-amd64.tar.gz | sudo tar -xzf - -C /usr/local
eval $(echo 'export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin' | sudo tee /etc/profile.d/golang.sh)
eval $(echo 'export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/go/bin' | tee -a $HOME/.profile)

Download and build binaries

# Clone project repository
cd $HOME
rm -rf akash
git clone https://github.com/akash-network/node/ akash
cd akash
git checkout v0.34.1

# Build binaries
make install

# Prepare binaries for Cosmovisor
mkdir -p $HOME/.akash/cosmovisor/genesis/bin
mv ~/go/bin/akash $HOME/.akash/cosmovisor/genesis/bin/
rm -rf build

Install Cosmovisor and create a service

# Download and install Cosmovisor
go install cosmossdk.io/tools/cosmovisor/cmd/cosmovisor@v1.4.0

# Create service
sudo tee /etc/systemd/system/akash.service > /dev/null << EOF
[Unit]
Description=osmosis node service
After=network-online.target

[Service]
User=$USER
ExecStart=$(which cosmovisor) run start
WorkingDirectory=$HOME/.akash
Restart=always
RestartSec=5
LimitNOFILE=65535
Environment="DAEMON_HOME=$HOME/.akash"
Environment="DAEMON_NAME=akash"
Environment="DAEMON_ALLOW_DOWNLOAD_BINARIES=false"
Environment="DAEMON_RESTART_AFTER_UPGRADE=true"
Environment="UNSAFE_SKIP_BACKUP=true"
Environment="PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games:/snap/bin:$HOME/.akash/cosmovisor/current/bin"

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target
EOF
sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl enable akash

Initialize the node

# Set node configuration
akash config chain-id akashnet-2
akash config node tcp://localhost:12857

# Initialize the node
akash init $MONIKER --chain-id akashnet-2

# Download genesis and addrbook
curl -Ls https://raw.githubusercontent.com/akash-network/net/master/mainnet/genesis.json > $HOME/.akash/config/genesis.json
curl -Ls https://snapshots.lavenderfive.com/addrbooks/akash/addrbook.json > $HOME/.akash/config/addrbook.json

# Add seeds
seeds="4acf579e2744268f834c713e894850995bbf0ffa@50.18.31.225:26656,86afe23f116ba4754a19819a55d153008eb74b48@15.164.87.75:26656,ade4d8bc8cbe014af6ebdf3cb7b1e9ad36f412c0@seeds.polkachu.com:12856,20e1000e88125698264454a884812746c2eb4807@seeds.lavenderfive.com:12856,ebc272824924ea1a27ea3183dd0b9ba713494f83@akash-mainnet-seed.autostake.com:26696,5e37aefd2a0b9d036b1609a45d6487606da0204b@rpc.ny.akash.farm:26656,47f7b7a021497ad7a338ea041f19a1a11ae06795@rpc.la.akash.farm:26656,8542cd7e6bf9d260fef543bc49e59be5a3fa9074@seed.publicnode.com:26656,9aa4c9097c818871e45aaca4118a9fe5e86c60e2@seed-akash-01.stakeflow.io:1506,61686e588f0af938484579adbc2093adff06c7aa@europlots.com:26656,c28827cb96c14c905b127b92065a3fb4cd77d7f6@seeds.whispernode.com:12856"
sed -i -e "s|^seeds *=.*|seeds = \"$seeds\"|" $HOME/.akash/config/config.toml

# Set minimum gas price
sed -i -e "s|^minimum-gas-prices *=.*|minimum-gas-prices = \"0uakt\"|" $HOME/.akash/config/app.toml

# Set pruning
sed -i \
  -e 's|^pruning *=.*|pruning = "custom"|' \
  -e 's|^pruning-keep-recent *=.*|pruning-keep-recent = "100"|' \
  -e 's|^pruning-keep-every *=.*|pruning-keep-every = "0"|' \
  -e 's|^pruning-interval *=.*|pruning-interval = "19"|' \
  $HOME/.akash/config/app.toml

# Set custom ports
sed -i -e "s%^proxy_app = \"tcp://127.0.0.1:26658\"%proxy_app = \"tcp://127.0.0.1:12858\"%; s%^laddr = \"tcp://127.0.0.1:26657\"%laddr = \"tcp://127.0.0.1:12857\"%; s%^pprof_laddr = \"localhost:6060\"%pprof_laddr = \"localhost:12860\"%; s%^laddr = \"tcp://0.0.0.0:26656\"%laddr = \"tcp://0.0.0.0:12856\"%; s%^prometheus_listen_addr = \":26660\"%prometheus_listen_addr = \":12866\"%" $HOME/.akash/config/config.toml
sed -i -e "s%^address = \"tcp://0.0.0.0:1317\"%address = \"tcp://0.0.0.0:12817\"%; s%^address = \":8080\"%address = \":12880\"%; s%^address = \"0.0.0.0:9090\"%address = \"0.0.0.0:12890\"%; s%^address = \"0.0.0.0:9091\"%address = \"0.0.0.0:12891\"%; s%:8545%:12845%; s%:8546%:12846%; s%:6065%:12865%" $HOME/.akash/config/app.toml

Start service and check the logs

sudo systemctl start akash && sudo journalctl -u akash -f --no-hostname -o cat

Sync

To catch up quickly, you can either use a snapshot or state sync

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