Creating a stake pool

Prerequisites for stake pool operators

As a stake pool operator for Cardano, you will typically have the following abilities:

  • operational knowledge of how to set up, run and maintain a Cardano node continuously

  • a commitment to maintain your node 24/7/365

  • system operation skills

  • server administration skills (operational and maintenance).

  • experience of development and operations (DevOps) would be very useful

Hardware requirements

In terms of hardware, you should have the following available:

  • 8 GB of RAM

  • 24 GB of hard disk space

  • a good network connection and about 1 GB of bandwidth per hour

  • a public IP4 address

Note that processor speed is not a significant factor for running a stake pool.