Installing the Cardano node

Downloading pre-compiled executables

You can install the Cardano node and the CLI using pre-compiled executable files for your platform.

Building from source

Alternatively, if you want to build from source, there are two options available to you. Depending on your build tool preference, you can build from the source code using either of the following:

Please refer to the cardano-node releases page to ensure you are working with the latest version of the node.

Once you have installed the node, you need to specify the configuration parameters.

Using Docker

You can also use a Docker image to build your Cardano node. For more details, see this explainer.