# Install Waves Node
The methods to install Waves node are explained in this article.
# System Requirements
|Minimal requirements for||CPU||RAM||SSD|
|Validating node||2||4Gb||100 Gb SSD|
|Generating node||2+||4+ Gb||100+ Gb SSD|
# Docker Container
The easiest way to run Waves node on
Linux machine is by means of Waves Docker container. You install the Docker app and then use console commands to run the node or change the node settings. For details, see Deploy Node in Docker article.
# JAR or DEB Package
The other way is to download the latest version of JAR or DEB package (depending on your OS) and the required
.conf configuration file to your machine and run the app with console commands.
More specific steps depend on your operating system:
For details about configuration file, see Node Configuration article.
# SBT Package
You can install Waves node from your own DEB or JAR package. Such package can be built from Waves node source files (from Git repository) by means of SBT (Scala Build Tool). For details, see Install from Source (Building SBT) article.