Validator Node Setup
This guide will run you through how to create a Validator Node to an Accumulate network.
This guide is for creating a Validator node on Accumulate, which participates in consensus. If you would like to set up a follower node instead, which only records transactions on the network, please see the Broken link.
Accumulate is not currently set up in a way that allows operators outside of the core team to join the network as validators. This guide is not useful without access to DeFi Dev's cloud infrastructure.


<network> must be the name of BVN network and <all networks> must be a comma-separated list of all BVN networks. See Broken link for a list of BVN network names.
  1. 1.
    Execute the following command to configure a BVN network: accumulate init --work-dir .nodes --network "<network>" --relay-to "<all networks>"
  2. 2.
    Copy .nodes to each server
  3. 3.
    On each server, execute accumulate run --work-dir .nodes -n <node number>. <node number> must be the index of the node's IP address in the network's Nodes array (in networks.go).
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