Creating a stake pool using Windows platform

Hi Cardanians
Can someone post a link or guide to setup a windows based stake pool.
I can see the Windows build is available for cardano-cli 1.27.0. However, i cannot see any guide or tutorial.
Any help would be great.

This is a good question.

The answer is actually quite simple - It’s because currently only linux verision supports relay and block producing roles

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Why would you run a pool on Windows? As you know Windows is a very insecure OS. Furthermore it’s not a stable server OS. You’ll always have to reboot for patches.

For P2P networks for crypto, it is especially bad, if the the node which was just selected to validate a block needs to reboot or is busy with some other stuff like virus scanning.

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All that and you would need to compile not only cardano-cli but also cardano-node and all of its dependencies for Windows (using a cross-compilation toolchain from GNU/Linux or a Haskell compiler for Windows).

Provided you don’t want to or cannot install a GNU/Linux distribution on your machine, then you could use a Virtual Machine (Qemu/KVM, VirtualBox, VMware, … ).


Thank you gents. I shall look into a Ubuntu solution.

Ok, then you might prefer an LTS version (Long-Term Support), also more stable and fit for a production environment. The most recent one is 20.04 I believe.