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EOSIO Node Installation

A Producer Node Setup#

On EOSIO, a producing node and other types of nodes are defined and differentiated by enabling specific Nodeos Plugins. For example, to define a non-producing node, you need to except producer_plugin. This posibility of customization allows to expose one or more services publicly or privately by enabling one or more of those plugins.

If you are trying to set up a "Full Node", you may find this link helpful.

Let's proceed to setup a Producing Node using EOSIO Technology. You can also find more useful information about this topic here.

Install EOSIO from Precompiled Binaries#

Download the latest version of EOSIO for your OS from: Github.

You can use wget to download dpkg and install eosio:

$ wget
$ sudo dpkg -i ./eosio_2.1.0-rc2-ubuntu-18.04_amd64.deb

It will download all dependencies and install EOSIO to /usr/opt/eosio.

Node Setup#

Once you installed the precompiled binaries following the above commands, let's create a directory called testproducer and then config.ini, genesis.json and files:

$ mkdir testproducer
$ touch ~/testproducer/config.ini
$ touch ~/testproducer/genesis.json
$ touch ~/testproducer/

Now, let's write down some code into that files:


agent-name = testproducer
# Required to process and aggregate chain data on an EOSIO node.
plugin = eosio::chain_plugin
# Exposes functionality to the RPC API interface
plugin = eosio::chain_api_plugin
# Required to enable any RPC API functionality provided by a nodeos or keosd instance.
plugin = eosio::http_plugin
# Loads functionality required for a node to produce blocks.
plugin = eosio::producer_plugin
# Exposes a number of endpoints for the producer_plugin to the RPC API interface
plugin = eosio::producer_api_plugin
chain-state-db-size-mb = 16384
reversible-blocks-db-size-mb = 512
contracts-console = true
abi-serializer-max-time-ms = 2000
wasm-runtime = wabt
enable-stale-production = false
pause-on-startup = false
max-irreversible-block-age = -1
txn-reference-block-lag = 0
producer-name = testproducer
p2p-listen-endpoint =
p2p-max-nodes-per-host = 150
max-clients = 150
connection-cleanup-period = 30
sync-fetch-span = 2000
allowed-connection = any
p2p-peer-address = SEED_NODE_IP:SEED_NODE_PORT
p2p-peer-address = PEER1_NODE_IP:PEER1_NODE_PORT
p2p-peer-address = PEER2_NODE_IP:PEER2_NODE_PORT
p2p-peer-address = API_NODE_IP:API_NODE_PORT
# You can continue adding peer nodes here

Note that above there are items that need to be replaced with their corresponding values.


"initial_timestamp": "2018-12-05T08:55:11.000",
"initial_key": "EOS_PUB_DEV_KEY",
"initial_configuration": {
"max_block_net_usage": 1048576,
"target_block_net_usage_pct": 1000,
"max_transaction_net_usage": 524288,
"base_per_transaction_net_usage": 12,
"net_usage_leeway": 500,
"context_free_discount_net_usage_num": 20,
"context_free_discount_net_usage_den": 100,
"max_block_cpu_usage": 100000,
"target_block_cpu_usage_pct": 500,
"max_transaction_cpu_usage": 50000,
"min_transaction_cpu_usage": 100,
"max_transaction_lifetime": 3600,
"deferred_trx_expiration_window": 600,
"max_transaction_delay": 3888000,
"max_inline_action_size": 4096,
"max_inline_action_depth": 4,
"max_authority_depth": 6
"initial_chain_id": "0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000"

Replace EOS_PUB_DEV_KEY with its corresponding value. To see how to generate a key pair, check out our guide about this topic.

#!/usr/bin/env bash
echo "Starting Producer Node...";
set -e;
ulimit -n 65535
ulimit -s 64000
mkdir -p $CONFIG_DIR
cp ./config.ini $CONFIG_DIR/config.ini
nodeos=$"nodeos \
--config-dir $CONFIG_DIR \
--data-dir $DATA_DIR \
--blocks-dir $DATA_DIR/blocks \
--signature-provider $EOS_PUB_KEY=KEY:$EOS_PRIV_KEY" ;
term_handler() {
if [ $pid -ne 0 ]; then
kill -SIGTERM "$pid";
wait "$pid";
exit 0;
start_nodeos() {
$nodeos &
sleep 10;
if [ -z "$(pidof nodeos)" ]; then
$nodeos --hard-replay-blockchain &
start_fresh_nodeos() {
echo 'Starting new chain from genesis JSON'
$nodeos --delete-all-blocks --genesis-json genesis.json &
trap 'echo "Shutdown of EOSIO service...";kill ${!}; term_handler' 2 15;
if [ ! -d $DATA_DIR/blocks ]; then
start_fresh_nodeos &
elif [ -d $DATA_DIR/blocks ]; then
start_nodeos &
pid="$(pidof nodeos)"
while true
tail -f /dev/null & wait ${!}

Maybe you need to assign permission executions to, for this execute: $ chmod 755

Execute script:

$ ./

For a more detailed information about the above command, please go here.

Create testproducer account#

On an EOSIO based blockchain, account creation carries RAM consumption, so it is necessary to pay for new accounts. In the following command replace CREATOR placeholder with an existing account with enough resources to execute the operation.

$ cleos -u http://DESTINATION_NODE_ADDRESS create account CREATOR testproducer EOS_PUB_KEY

Depending on which network you are configure the node for, you can create account with the following links:

Register testproducer as a Producer Node#

$ cleos -u http://DESTINATION_NODE_ADDRESS system regproducer testproducer EOS_PUB_KEY "www.testproducer.testlink" 0

For a more detailed information about the above command, please go here.

Now, your node is set up. If you configured this node to operate in a Private Network, you need to make sure your node is included in the producers schedule. Check our guide to see more information about this.

On the other hand, if you are looking to produce blocks in a testnet, token holders need to vote for you in order to be in the 21 top block producers.

Uninstall eosio#

To uninstall the EOSIO built/installed binaries and dependencies, run:

sudo dpkg -r eosio

Start a Node Using a Snapshot#

In some situations, it is convenient to start a node using a snapshot if you wish to create a valid chain state to start from. Make sure you have deleted all existing data in the directory: ~./local/share/eosio/nodeos/data/*, since it is recommended.

So, let's say we are using a snapshot from Jungle Testnet. So, for this execute the following command:

$ wget -P ~./local/share/eosio/nodeos/data/snapshots/

Now that the snapshot is downloaded, you can use the same script to start the node, just delete --genesis-json flag in the script, so the function start_fresh_nodes in the file will look like:

start_fresh_nodeos() {
echo 'Starting new chain from genesis JSON'
$nodeos --delete-all-blocks &

For more information, please go here. Also, go here to see all available doc entries for "Snapshot" on the portal.

Testnet Nodes#

Configure Jungle Testnet Node#

If you are seeking to setup a node on Jungle Testnet, you can go to EOS Jungle Testnet - Node Manual Installation on Github. Also, you can use Testnet Auto-Installer script. These tools were created by

Configure Kylin Testnet Node#

To configure a node in the Kylin Testnet, please go to CryptoKylin-Testnet repo and follow instructions there.


Last updated on by JustinCast