Installation of any of the vantage6 packages requires Python ≥ 3.6. For installation instructions, see python.org, anaconda.com or use the package manager native to your OS and/or distribution (e.g.
apt for debian or Ubuntu,
yum for fedora, or
yast for SuSE).
Running a node always requires the Docker runtime to be installed (and running). Running the server only requires docker when it's run as a dockerized application.
The correct installation of docker can be verified with the following command:
docker run hello-world
vantage6 consists of several components that can be installed and run in several different ways. Which component(s) you need, and how you wish to install them, depends on your use case.
There are three (or four) components to consider:
A Docker registry
The server and the node can be run through Docker (preferably) or installed as regular Python packages/applications. We will cover both options in the following sections.