Setting up the node¶
A node in the Tezos network provides different configuration possibilities:
tune various parameters of the node using flexible combinations of: a configuration file, command-line options, and environment variables
specify the Tezos network to connect to, which can be the Mainnet or different test networks.
configure the amount of history kept by the node according to different tradeoffs, using history modes
rapidly catch up with a given (main or test) network by loading network snapshots
set up one or several proxy servers to decrease the load of the node by serving some RPC requests themselves
set up infrastructure for continuosly monitoring the node to help spotting operational or efficiency issues
These possibilities are described in the following pages.