Alibaba Cloud

Guide for running the Taraxa Node with Docker on Alibaba Cloud

1. Register to Alibaba Cloud(Aliyun)

You can use the following link to get a discount:

https://www.alibabacloud.com/referral?referralCode=iwa2ly

2. Create AccessKeyId and AccessKeySecret

You can create AccessKeyId and AccessKeySecret on this page:

AccessKeyId and AccessKeySecret

Make a note of that key. It only shows once, you have to save it, and we will use it in the next step.

3. Creating a Taraxa Node

If you are running this on Windows you will first need to install Windows Subsystem for Linux. You can use this guide.

Export your AccessKeyId and AccessKeySecret to your environment so that the node creation script can access it without prompting you for it:

export ALY_AK_ID=your_access_key_id
export ALY_AK_SECRET=your_access_key_secret

Then you can download and run the node creation script using this command:

bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Taraxa-project/taraxa-ops/master/scripts/one-click-Alibaba-Cloud.sh)"

Now you should see a new droplet in your Aliyun account and you should receive an email with the resources creating details.

NOTE: It takes a few minutes after the droplet starts to install the Taraxa Node software, please don't restart or stop the new ECS instance.

4. Check the logs

You can send commands via Cloud Assistant, so you needn't remember the ECS instance password:

how to send commands

NOTE: If you want to get the instance's password, you can reset password.

You can use the following commands to check if the node is up and running:

sudo docker ps
sudo docker logs taraxa_compose_node_1