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Manual Installation

Let's explore the manual installation process as we set up a node with Cosmovisor!

Install Dependencies

Update system package and install build tools
sudo apt -q update
sudo apt -qy install curl git jq lz4 build-essential fail2ban ufw
sudo apt -qy upgrade

Secure Setup

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This step is optional, and you can choose to skip ahead to configure moniker.

Setup ssh for lava user replace YOUR_PUBLIC_SSH_KEY with your own!
sudo adduser lava --disabled-password -q
sudo usermod -aG sudo lava
sudo -u lava bash -c 'mkdir -p ~/.ssh && echo "YOUR_PUBLIC_SSH_KEY" >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys && chmod 700 ~/.ssh && chmod 600 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys'

Configure Moniker

Replace <your-moniker-name> with your own validator name
MONIKER="<your-moniker-name>"

Install Go

install go version 1.20.10
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/go
curl -Ls https://go.dev/dl/go1.20.10.linux-amd64.tar.gz | sudo tar -xzf - -C /usr/local
eval $(echo 'export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin' | sudo tee /etc/profile.d/golang.sh)
eval $(echo 'export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/go/bin' | tee -a $HOME/.profile)

Build Binaries

Cloning project repository & Compile binaries
cd $HOME
rm -rf lava
git clone https://github.com/lavanet/lava.git
cd lava
git checkout v0.32.0
Export binaries name and build
export LAVA_BINARY=lavad
make build

Latest commit : 2140c3380b2cfaec2eedfb760ecda128e829688f

Prepare binaries for cosmovisor
mkdir -p $HOME/.lava/cosmovisor/genesis/bin
mv build/lavad $HOME/.lava/cosmovisor/genesis/bin/
rm -rf build
Create symlinks
sudo ln -s $HOME/.lava/cosmovisor/genesis $HOME/.lava/cosmovisor/current -f
sudo ln -s $HOME/.lava/cosmovisor/current/bin/lavad /usr/local/bin/lavad -f

Cosmovisor Setup

Install cosmovisor
go install cosmossdk.io/tools/cosmovisor/cmd/cosmovisor@v1.5.0

Create Service

Create a systemd service
sudo tee /etc/systemd/system/lava.service > /dev/null << EOF
[Unit]
Description=lava node service
After=network-online.target
 
[Service]
User=$USER
ExecStart=$(which cosmovisor) run start
Restart=on-failure
RestartSec=10
LimitNOFILE=65535
Environment="DAEMON_HOME=$HOME/.lava"
Environment="DAEMON_NAME=lavad"
Environment="UNSAFE_SKIP_BACKUP=true"
Environment="PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games:/snap/bin:$HOME/.lava/cosmovisor/current/bin"
 
[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target
EOF

Enable Service

Enable lava systemd service
sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl enable lava

Initialize Node

Setting node configuration
lavad config chain-id lava-testnet-2
lavad config keyring-backend test
lavad config node tcp://localhost:20457
Initialize node
lavad init $MONIKER --chain-id lava-testnet-2

Download Genesis & Addrbook

Download genesis & addrbook file
curl -Ls https://snap.nodex.one/lava-testnet/genesis.json > $HOME/.lava/config/genesis.json
curl -Ls https://snap.nodex.one/lava-testnet/addrbook.json > $HOME/.lava/config/addrbook.json

sha256sum genesis.json : f7a0c7d2587d2bf640570309137c905eac834f0aba99f90b4c10f45ef8334583

Configure Seeds

Setting up a seed peers
sed -i -e "s|^seeds *=.*|seeds = \"d1d43cc7c7aef715957289fd96a114ecaa7ba756@testnet-seeds.nodex.one:20410\"|" $HOME/.lava/config/config.toml

Configure Gas Prices

Setting up a gas prices
sed -i -e "s|^minimum-gas-prices *=.*|minimum-gas-prices = \"0ulava\"|" $HOME/.lava/config/app.toml

Pruning Setting

Configure pruning setting
sed -i \
  -e 's|^pruning *=.*|pruning = "custom"|' \
  -e 's|^pruning-keep-recent *=.*|pruning-keep-recent = "100"|' \
  -e 's|^pruning-keep-every *=.*|pruning-keep-every = "0"|' \
  -e 's|^pruning-interval *=.*|pruning-interval = "19"|' \
  $HOME/.lava/config/app.toml

Custom Port

Please note that updating the port is optional!

Configure a custom port
sed -i -e "s%^proxy_app = \"tcp://127.0.0.1:26658\"%proxy_app = \"tcp://127.0.0.1:20458\"%; s%^laddr = \"tcp://127.0.0.1:26657\"%laddr = \"tcp://127.0.0.1:20457\"%; s%^pprof_laddr = \"localhost:6060\"%pprof_laddr = \"localhost:20460\"%; s%^laddr = \"tcp://0.0.0.0:26656\"%laddr = \"tcp://0.0.0.0:20456\"%; s%^prometheus_listen_addr = \":26660\"%prometheus_listen_addr = \":20466\"%" $HOME/.lava/config/config.toml
sed -i -e "s%^address = \"tcp://0.0.0.0:1317\"%address = \"tcp://0.0.0.0:20417\"%; s%^address = \":8080\"%address = \":20480\"%; s%^address = \"0.0.0.0:9090\"%address = \"0.0.0.0:20490\"%; s%^address = \"0.0.0.0:9091\"%address = \"0.0.0.0:20491\"%; s%:8545%:20445%; s%:8546%:20446%; s%:6065%:20465%" $HOME/.lava/config/app.toml

Download Snapshots

Download latest chain snapshot
curl -L https://snap.nodex.one/lava-testnet/lava-latest.tar.lz4 | tar -Ilz4 -xf - -C $HOME/.lava
[[ -f $HOME/.lava/data/upgrade-info.json ]] && cp $HOME/.lava/data/upgrade-info.json $HOME/.lava/cosmovisor/genesis/upgrade-info.json

Start Service

Letss f*cking goooo!
sudo systemctl start lava