In this section you will learn how to (re)configure nodes.
The vantage6-node requires a configuration file to run. This is a yaml file with a specific format. To create an initial configuration file, start the configuration wizard via: vnode new . You can also create and/or edit this file manually.
The directory where the configuration file is stored depends on your operating system (OS). It is possible to store the configuration file at system or at user level. By default, node configuration files are stored at user level. The default directories per OS are as follows:
Operating System
/Library/Application Support/vantage6/node
/Users/<user>/Library/Application Support/vantage6/node
The command vnode looks in certain directories by default. It is possible to use any directory and specify the location with the --config flag. However, note that using a different directory requires you to specify the --config flag every time!

Configuration file structure

Each node instance (configuration) can have multiple environments. You can specify these under the key environments which allows four types: dev , test,acc and prod . If you do not want to specify any environment, you should only specify the key application (not within environments) .
We use DTAP for key environments. In short:
  • dev Development environment. It is ok to break things here
  • test Testing environment. Here, you can verify that everything works as expected. This environment should resemble the target environment where the final solution will be deployed as much as possible.
  • acc Acceptance environment. If the tests were successful, you can try this environment, where the final user will test his/her analysis to verify if everything meets his/her expectations.
  • prod Production environment. The version of the proposed solution where the final analyses are executed.
# API key used to authenticate at the server.
api_key: ***
# URL of the vantage6 server
# port the server listens to
port: 443
# API path prefix that the server uses. Usually '/api' or an empty string
api_path: ''
# subnet of the VPN server
# add additional environment variables to the algorithm containers.
# this could be usefull for passwords or other things that algorithms
# need to know about the node it is running on
# in this example the environment variable 'player' has
# the value 'Alice' inside the algorithm container
player: Alice
# path or endpoint to the local data source. The client can request a
# certain database to be used if it is specified here. They are
# specified as label:local_path pairs.
default: D:\data\datafile.csv
# end-to-end encryption settings
# whenever encryption is enabled or not. This should be the same
# as the `encrypted` setting of the collaboration to which this
# node belongs.
enabled: false
# location to the private key file
private_key: /path/to/private_key.pem
# To control which algorithms are allowed at the node you can set
# the allowed_images key. This is expected to be a valid regular
# expression
- ^[a-zA-Z]+/[a-zA-Z]+
# credentials used to login to private Docker registries
- registry:
username: docker-registry-user
password: docker-registry-password
# Settings for the logger
# Controls the logging output level. Could be one of the following
level: DEBUG
# Filename of the log-file, used by RotatingFileHandler
file: my_node.log
# whenever the output needs to be shown in the console
use_console: True
# The number of log files that are kept, used by RotatingFileHandler
backup_count: 5
# Size kb of a single log file, used by RotatingFileHandler
max_size: 1024
# format: input for logging.Formatter,
format: "%(asctime)s - %(name)-14s - %(levelname)-8s - %(message)s"
datefmt: "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S"
# directory where local task files (input/output) are stored
task_dir: C:\Users\<your-user>\AppData\Local\vantage6\node\tno1

Configure using the Wizard

The most straightforward way of creating a new server configuration is using the command vnode new which allows you to configure the most basic settings.
By default, the configuration is stored at user level, which makes this configuration available only for your user. In case you want to use a system directory you can add the --system flag when invoking the vnode new command.

Update configuration

To update a configuration you need to modify the created yaml file. To see where this file is located, you can use the command vnode files . Do not forget to specify the flag --system in case of a system-wide configuration or the --user flag in case of a user-level configuration.

Local test setup

Refer to here if you want to run both the node and server on the same machine.

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