Launch you Avalanche Everest node in 5 minutes

3 min readAug 24, 2020


With this guide you’ll be able to become an AVA Denali Network Validator in 5 minutes! A script will take care of all the configuration for you.

The script has 3 main steps:

  1. Download and run the script to set up the VPS. Before moving on to the next steps, you’ll have to wait for the network to sync. This can take a while.
  2. Set up your username and password
  3. Launch the node configuration script

1 — Launch the script

First of all, connect to your VPS or have your Linux Ubuntu 18.04 machine running. If you don’t have a VPS, take a look at our previous guide :

1- Run the following command

curl -s | bash

The command will install all the dependencies, the AVA Gecko and launch the bootstrap of your node.

Now go to the directory “Auto-AVAX-Everest-node-deployment”

cd Auto-AVAX-Everest-node-deployment

You can now set your username and password. To do this, open the file config.json

nano config.json

Your password must contain at least 8 characters, with one upper case, one lower case, one number and one special character.

Use the keyboard arrows to navigate through the config.json file. Once you have changed your username and password, press Ctrl+X and then “Y” to save.

2 — Become a validator

You will now run the second script that will allow you to become a validator.

To do this, execute the following command:

node launch_node.js

If you have the above result, your node is not yet synchronized. The script will try to create your wallet every 60 seconds until your node is synchronized.

Once your node is synchronized, you will see this:

Now, copy the X-Chain address and use the faucet to receive AVA:

If you get the following message, it means that your balance is still 0. Don’t panic, your node still hasn’t synchronized the transaction. The script will check your balance every 30 seconds.

Your node is now fully set up and you can use your nodeID to check if your node is in the “pending list” on the explorer. :

Enjoy :)

3— Keep your node up to date

To update your node with the last version, follow these 3 next steps :

1/ Connect to your VPS
2/ cd Auto-AVAX-Everest-node-deployment/
3/ ./ “Patch version” (example : ./ 0.7.0)

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