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Deploy an AWS EC2 instance

This guide will walk you through how to set up an Ubuntu machine to run a Status Node. Afterwards you can follow this Step-by-Step guide to configure the Status Node.

1. Sign in to a cloud provider you prefer

sign-in

2. Go to EC2

ec2

3. Click “Instances”

instances

4. Click “Launch instances”

launch-instances

5. Create an Ubuntu instance (recommend 20.04)

create-ubuntu

6. Choose an instance type

  • A single instance with 1GB of RAM and 1 vCPU should be enough to run Status Node reliably.
choose-instance

7. Add storage

  • Status Node, also known as a history node or mailserver, requires additional disk space. Around 1 GB of free space would be a start for storing last 30 days.
add-storage

8. Open the 30303 port for TCP & UDP

  • TCP: Add rule > Custom TCP rule > Port Range : 30303 > Source : Anywhere

  • UDP: Add rule > Custom UDP rule > Port Range : 30303 > Source : Anywhere

tcp-udp

9. Key pair settings

  • Key pair: a private key to access your machine.

  • Don’t delete or lose the .pem file

key-pair-settings

10. Check the instance state

  • Check if the instance is running
instance-running

11. Connect to the instance

Option 1: EC2 Instance connect

connect-option-1

Option 2: SSH

  1. Open your termnial

  2. Move to the directory where you saved your key pair

  3. Change key pair permission

    • Linux or Mac: chmode 400 {pem-filename}
      (e.g., chmod 400 status-node.pem)
    • Windows Guide
  4. ssh -i “{pem-filename}” [email protected]{Public-DNS}
    (e.g., ssh -i “status-node.pem” ubuntu@ec2-12-345-678-901.ap-northeast-2.compute.amazonaws.com)

connect-option-2

If you successfully deployed an EC2 instance, please follow this Status Node Step-by-Step guide to configure a Status Node.

Last update: 2021-08-12