How to install a Cardano staking pool in an AWS EC2 Instance

JayHill
3 min readMay 21, 2021
  1. We will be setting up a cardano staking pool utilizing amazon web services.
  2. To get up to date on what a staking pool is I suggest getting up to speed by reading this short read from Cardano’s official website: https://cardano.org/stake-pool-operation/
  3. I followed this tutorial to setup my Cardano Staking Pool https://cardano-foundation.gitbook.io/stake-pool-course/stake-pool-guide/getting-started/install-node

4. However the tutorial above does not describe the steps you need to take when setting up the AWS instance so I will explain that here. After you have set up your AWS instance you can refer back the link in step 3 in order to continue setting up the cardano staking pool.

5. Navigate to AWS https://cardano-foundation.gitbook.io/stake-pool-course/stake-pool-guide/getting-started/install-node

6. After signing up you will need to create and EC2 Instance.

Click on where it says launch a virtual machine .

7. Once you click onto launch a virtual machine choose an instance.

8. After choosing which type of ec2 instance you want to use I recommend using the t2.medium instance as this is the instance i used for this tutorial.

9. Next step is to add more storage to the instance in order for it to work properly I chose at least 30gb of storage.

10. Complete steps to setting up the instance and launch it.

11. Navigate to the instance you launched in your Amazon Web Services account.

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