OK, for those who wish to follow this thread, I will start today by posting some incongruence found in the very beginning of the Stake Pools School (SPS) gitbook. This is related to the system requirements for running a stake pool.
I’ll try to stick to this format throughout this guide update:
- I will visit the page and examine the current content, date it, and include a link;
- next I will include the changes that, in my opinion and experience, should be reflected in future versions of the gitbook.
Please note that, as @adatainment has noted above, the SPS is currently not a public repository. While we wait for this to happen, I hope this guide will shave off some time when updating the gitbook and prove useful to anyone who wishes to enter the space going forward.
Page visited 21.12.2020: https://cardano-foundation.gitbook.io/stake-pool-course/stake-pool-guide/getting-started/install-node
Information to be revised:
“An x86 host (AMD or Intel), Virtual Machine or AWS instance with at least 2 cores, 4GB of RAM and at least 10GB of free disk space”
The host does not need to be a VM or specifically an AWS instance. Suggesting only one cloud-computing provider is also a bit restrictive: there are many others and, if compiling a guide for each one is impractical, the suggestion should be limited to “a cloud-computing provider”. I realise there is a section in SPS (https://cardano-foundation.gitbook.io/stake-pool-course/lessons/lesson-1/alternative-to-aws) which points to an alternative, this is why it should be reworded here. Also, nodes can be hosted on local machines, as long as the operating system is correct.
Further, the system requirements are in contrast with those stated in other guides (for example, Coincashew, https://www.coincashew.com/coins/overview-ada/guide-how-to-build-a-haskell-stakepool-node#minimum-stake-pool-hardware-requirements ) and also the official github repository https://github.com/input-output-hk/cardano-node/releases/tag/1.24.2. These system requirements need to be made clear and homogeneous in all sources.