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
In terms of hardware, you should ensure you have the following:
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.
Stake pool installation instructions¶
To learn how to set up your own stake pool, follow the installing the node from source instructions.
You can then proceed with the following operational tasks for managing your stake pool: