Full Node

Spec Requirement

Same as the Polkadot full node requirements.

Latest Release Version

Release Acala & Karura 2.9.1 · AcalaNetwork/Acala
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Run from Source Code

Using Docker

  • Image: acala/acala-node:latest or acala/acala-node:[version number]
  • docker run acala/acala-node:latest --chain=acala

Common CLI

  • CLI is mostly the same as any Substrate-based chain such as Kusama and Polkadot
  • Because there are two node services are running, -- is used to split the CLI. Arguments before -- are passed to the parachain full-node service and arguments after -- is passed to the Relay Chain full-node service.
    • For example --chain=parachain.json --ws-port=9944 -- --chain=relaychain.json --ws-port=9945 means
      • The parachain service is using parachain.json as the chain spec and the web socket RPC port is 9944
      • The Relay Chain service is using relaychain.json as the chain spec and the web socket
        RPC port is 9945
  • It is recommended to explicitly specify the ports for both services to avoid confusion
    • For example --listen-addr=/ip4/0.0.0.0/tcp/30333 --listen-addr=/ip4/0.0.0.0/tcp/30334/ws -- --listen-addr=/ip4/0.0.0.0/tcp/30335 --listen-addr=/ip4/0.0.0.0/tcp/30336/ws
  • It is recommended to add --execution=wasm for parachain service to avoid syncing issues.

Example CLI

Archive PRC Node

--base-path=/acala/data
--chain=acala
--name=rpc-1
--pruning=archive
--ws-external
--rpc-external
--rpc-cors=all
--ws-port=9944
--rpc-port=9933
--ws-max-connections=2000
--execution=wasm
--
--chain=polkadot