Before you Dive in


Some of the things you need to know before you begin installing out Pocket Core CLI and configure a Pocket Node or Pocket Validator Node, you must meet the following prerequisites in order to continue:

  • Have basic knowledge of Linux/Mac OS
  • Basic Web architecture
  • Static IP address or domain name
  • SSL cert (self-signed not recommended)
  • Basic network principals
  • A process manager:
    • e.g: Systemd
  • Knowledge on implementing a reverse proxy using(but not limited to) one of the following:
    • Apache
    • Envoy
    • Ngnix
  • Basic knowledge with File descriptors

Hardware Requirements:

The base node hardware requirements are:

CPU: 2 CPU’s (or vCPU’s)
Memory: 4 GB RAM*
Disk: Blockchain is expected to grow 154 GB a year given our 15 minutes(4 MB blocks)



The RAM requirement could vary, depending on network load and relays processed, we will be releasing more details on this process at a later date.

Next Step:

Learn more about each node in our node breakdown and our node reference guide to understand how the nodes work and interact on the protocol.

Updated 8 days ago

Before you Dive in

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