Building a Cardano relay node for ADA stake pool - Beginners guide

Cardano relay node build
using Coincashew’s guide for node v1.26.1

  1. Creating bootable Ubuntu flash drive

  2. Increasing swapfile size (pagefile) for machines lacking in RAM

  3. Installing requisite software + node

  4. Copy location for cardano-cli binaries for air gapped machine

  5. Configuring router for a bare-metal setup

  6. Configuring setup files - IP addresses & changing ports

  7. Syncing node - how to speed up process via saved blockchain

  8. Disabling TraceMempool for machines with less RAM

  9. Implementing the topology updater

  10. Setting up Ubuntu’s bundled firewall - UFW

  11. Updating node to newer version

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