2.2. Install#

To install the vantage6-node make sure you have met the requirements. Then, we provide a command-line interface (CLI) with which you can manage your node. The CLI is a Python package that can be installed using pip. We always recommend to install the CLI in a virtual environment or a conda environment.

Run this command to install the CLI in your environment:

pip install vantage6

Or if you want to install a specific version:

pip install vantage6==x.y.z

You can verify that the CLI has been installed by running the command v6 node --help. If that prints a list of commands, the installation is completed.

The next pages will explain to configure, start and stop the node. The node software itself will be downloaded when you start the node for the first time.