Recommended operating systems
This guide has been tested against Linux distributions only. To ensure a successful production environment setup, consider using a Linux system.
Running a full XPLA Chain node is a resource-intensive process that requires a persistent server. If you want to use XPLA Chain without downloading the entire blockchain, use XPLA web vault.
The minimum requirements for running a XPLA Chain full node are:
|4 (+4 threads)
|2 TB (SSD 2000 MB/s R/W)
|2 (+2 threads)
|500 GB (SSD 1000 MB/s R/W)
|20 GB (SSD 500 MB/s R/W)
As the network grows, the minimum hardware requirements will also grow. It is recommended that you monitor the system so you can prevent it from running out of resources.
Installing Go for macOS & Linux
Go releases can be found here: https://go.dev/dl/
In your browser, you can right-click the correct release (V1.18) and
# 1. Download the archive wget https://go.dev/dl/go1.18.2.linux-amd64.tar.gz # Optional: remove previous /go files: sudo rm -rf /usr/local/go # 2. Unpack: sudo tar -C /usr/local -xzf go1.18.2.linux-amd64.tar.gz # 3. Add the path to the go-binary to your system path: # (for this to persist, add this line to your ~/.profile or ~/.bashrc or ~/.zshrc) export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin # 4. Verify your installation: go version # go version go1.18.2 linux/amd64
sudo apt-get install -y build-essential
Commonly Used Ports
xplad uses the following TCP ports. Toggle their settings to match your environment.
Most validators will only need to open the following port:
26656: The default port for the P2P protocol. This port is used to communicate with other nodes and must be open to join a network. However, it does not have to be open to the public. For validator nodes, configuring
persistent_peersand closing this port to the public are recommended.
1317: The default port for the Light Client Daemon (LCD), which can be executed by
xplad rest-server. The LCD provides an HTTP RESTful API layer to allow applications and services to interact with your
xpladinstance through RPC. For usage examples, see XPLA Chain REST API. You don’t need to open this port unless you have use for it.
26660: The default port for interacting with the Prometheus database, which can be used to monitor the environment. In the default configuration, this port is not open.
26657: The default port for the RPC protocol. Because this port is used for querying and sending transactions, it must be open for serving queries from
Do not open port
26657 to the public unless you plan to run a public node.