Running Cardano Phase 1 Shelley Testnet (jormungandr) on AWS


The following is a guide to getting the Shelley testnet up and running on AWS and assumes some familiarity with AWS console.

Launch Instance

First login into your AWS account and navigate to EC2 and select launch instance, create an EC2 instance using the Ubuntu Server 18.04 image or latest.

Select the default options for all but apply the following options…

Under instance details create a instance role that has SSM permissions using the following guide, selecting create new IAM role to get started.

Under storage details select 35GB. Note: Free tier allows 30GB SSD although the recommended minimum amount for the testnet is 35GB.

Remove the SSH entry under the security group configuration, we’ll use System Manager for console access via the AWS console for additional convenience and security, the security group config should look like…

Configure Instance & Install Jormungandr

Now we can configure the testnet and cli.

Navigate to systems manager -> session manager within AWS and start a session. Follow the script below to install Jormungandr and the CLI.

That’s it! You now have a fully running node on AWS!

For more information and beyond see the following how-to-guides which we’re used as a basis for this AWS install.

Solution Architect @ Edge².uk | AWS Select Partner

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