Getting Started Quickly

You can skip most of the information in this tutorial should you wish to do so and go straight ahead to install the full node.

If you haven’t already, just make sure your server matches the The Requirements.

A few setup steps are required before you can run the click’n’go installation command:

When you are logged in to your server, make sure you are root (run whoami). If that is not the case run sudo su - to become root and enter the password if you are required to do so.

For CentOS you might need to install curl and screen before you can proceed:

yum install curl screen -y

If you are missing these utilities on Ubuntu you can install them:

apt-get install curl screen -y

Run the Installer!

First, let’s ensure the installation is running within a “screen” session. This ensures that the installer stays running in the background if the connection to the server breaks:

screen -S iota

Now we can run the installer:

bash <(curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/nuriel77/iri-playbook/master/fullnode_install.sh)

Note

If during the installation you are requested to reboot the node, just do so and re-run the command above once the node is back.

That’s it. You can proceed to the Post Installation for additional information on managing your node.

If you lost connection to your server during the installation, don’t worry. It is running in the background because we are running it inside a “screen” session .

You can always “reattach” back that session when you re-connect to your server:

screen -r -d iota

Note

Pressing arrow up on the keyboard will scroll up the command history you’ve been running. This saves some typing when you need to run the same command again!

Warning

Some VPS providers might be depending on Network Block Devices (for example Scaleway). If using Ubuntu, you need to configure ufw prior to running the installer. See: https://gist.github.com/georgkreimer/7a02af49604da91c5e3605b08b2872ec

Accessing Peer Manager

You can access the peer manager using the user ‘iotapm’ and the password you’ve configured during installation:

http://your-ip:8811

Accessing Monitoring Graphs

You can access the Grafana IOTA graphs using ‘iotapm’ and the password you’ve configured during the installaton

http://your-ip:5555

Big thanks to Chris Holliday’s amazing tool for node monitoring