# Deploy Node in Docker
The easiest way to run Waves node is by means of Waves Docker container. Waves Docker image is focused on fast and convenient deployment of Waves Node and contains scripts and configs to run the node in Mainnet, Testnet, Stagenet or any other custom network.
Install Docker app from Docker website (opens new window).
# Running the Image
It is recommended to learn about Waves node configuration in Node Configuration article before running the container.
# Configuration Options
- You can run an image with customized config parameters by using corresponding JVM options. Use
JAVA_OPTSenvironment variable to send options to JVM. Refer to example configuration file (opens new window) to get the full path of the configuration parameters that you want to change.
Example of command running image with customized config parameters:
docker run -v /docker/waves/waves-data:/var/lib/waves -v /docker/waves/waves-config:/etc/waves -p 6869:6869 -p 6862:6862 -e JAVA_OPTS="-Dwaves.rest-api.enable=yes -Dwaves.rest-api.bind-address=0.0.0.0 -Dwaves.wallet.password=myWalletSuperPassword" -e WAVES_NETWORK=stagenet -ti wavesplatform/wavesnode
Waves Nodes store configuration file (by default) in
/etc/waves/waves.conf directory. You can mount the directory with Docker volumes. See Managing Data section for more details about Docker volumes mapping.
If the directory does not exist, the directory and default configuration file will be created. Default configuration file is used depending on type of network specified by
WAVES_NETWORK environment variable. If the value of
WAVES_NETWORK is not
stagenet, the default configuration will not be used. This is the case of using
CUSTOM network type that requires correct configuration file. If you use
CUSTOM network and the
/etc/waves/waves.conf is NOT found, the container will not run.
By default, the
/etc/waves/waves.conf config includes
/etc/waves/local.conf can be used to override default config parameters. Custom
/etc/waves/waves.conf can be used to override the whole node configuration.
# Environment Variables
You can override parameters specified in the node configuration file by running your container with the following optional environment variables:
|WAVES_WALLET_SEED||Base58 encoded seed. Overrides |
|WAVES_WALLET_PASSWORD||Password for the wallet file. Overrides |
|WAVES_LOG_LEVEL||Node logging level. Available values: |
|WAVES_HEAP_SIZE||Default Java Heap Size limit in -X Command-line Options notation (-Xms=[your value]). Read more about -X Command-line Options (opens new window).|
|WAVES_NETWORK||Waves Blockchain network. The available values are |
|JAVA_OPTS||Additional Waves Node JVM configuration parameters.|
# Managing Data
It is recommended to store the blockchain state as well as node configuration on the host side. Consider using Docker volumes (opens new window) mapping to map host directories inside the container.
Create directories to store Waves data with the following commands:
mkdir -p /docker/waves
Once the container is launched it will automatically create the following subdirectories in
/docker/waves/waves-data/log- for Node logs
/docker/waves/waves-data/data- for Blockchain state
/docker/waves/waves-data/wallet- for Wallet data
It will also create default configuration file
If you already have node configuration file or other data you can place it in the corresponding directory.
To run the container you need to configure access permissions. Use
wavesuser with predefined uid/gid
143/143. To do so, change the permissions of the created directories or change their owner with the following command:
sudo chown -R 143:143 /docker/waves
sudo chmod -R 777 /docker/waves
Add appropriate arguments to
docker runcommand similar to the following example:
docker run -v /docker/waves/waves-data:/var/lib/waves -v /docker/waves/waves-config:/etc/waves -e WAVES_NETWORK=stagenet -e WAVES_WALLET_PASSWORD=myWalletSuperPassword -ti wavesplatform/wavesnode
# Blockchain State
If you are new to Waves Blockchain and running node for the first time be aware that after the launch the node will start downloading blockchain state from other nodes. This takes much time. During downloading the node will be verifying all the blocks one after another.
You can speed this process up by downloading a compressed blockchain state from our official resources, extracting and mounting it inside the container (as described in Managing Data section). In this scenario the node skips block verifying so the process takes less time. This is also the reason why you must download blockchain state only from our official resources:
Note: We do not guarantee the state consistency if it is downloaded from third parties.
Example of commands to download blockchain state and run Docker image:
mkdir -p /docker/waves/waves-data
wget -qO- http://blockchain-stagenet.wavesplatform.com/blockchain_last.tar --show-progress | tar -xvf - -C /docker/waves/waves-data
chown -R 143:143 /docker/waves/waves-data
docker run -v /docker/waves/waves-data:/var/lib/waves wavesplatform/Node -e WAVES_NETWORK=stagenet -e WAVES_WALLET_PASSWORD=myWalletSuperPassword -ti wavesplatform/wavesnode
# Network Ports
Node REST API parameters can be specified in REST API section of the node configuration file. Node communication port for incoming connections can be specified in Network Settings section of the node configuration file.
The following example command runs image with:
- REST-API port enabled and configured on the socket
- Waves node communication port enabled and configured on the socket
6870are mapped from the host to the container
docker run -v /docker/waves/waves-data:/var/lib/waves -v /docker/waves/waves-config:/etc/waves -p 6870:6870 -p 6868:6868 -e JAVA_OPTS="-Dwaves.network.declared-address=0.0.0.0:6868 -Dwaves.rest-api.port=6870 -Dwaves.rest-api.bind-address=0.0.0.0 -Dwaves.rest-api.enable=yes" -e WAVES_WALLET_PASSWORD=myWalletSuperPassword -ti wavesplatform/wavesnode
Note: By default the REST API port is 6869. The default network port depends on the type of network (MAINNET - 6868, STAGENET - 6862, TESTNET/custom - 6863).
To check that the REST API is up, navigate to the following URL from the host side: http://localhost:6870/api-docs/index.html
You can run custom extensions as follows:
Copy all lib/*.jar files from extension to any directory, for example
Add extension class in the node configuration file (for example in
waves.extensions += com.johndoe.WavesExtension
Run the image with the following command:
docker run -v "$(pwd)/plugins:/usr/share/waves/lib/plugins" -v "$(pwd)/local.conf:/etc/waves/local.conf" -i wavesplatform/wavesnode