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.