How to deploy Ethereum (geth) Full-node on Linux

How to deploy Ethereum (geth) Full-node on Linux
Ethereum (geth) Full-node

Ethereum nodes are computers participating in Ethereum blockchain network. These nodes are actual computers running software that verifies, stores, and sometimes creates blocks. The actual software is called a "client," and it allows us to interact with the blockchain using the JSON-RPC API, parse and verify the blockchain, and read or write to smart-contracts.

Geth is the official client software provided by the Ethereum foundation. It is generally considered to be the reference implementation for other Ethereum nodes.

geth node requirements

• At least 8GB RAM

• SSD drive with at least 500GB (1 TB recommended)

• Good internet connection is always an uncompromisable factor.

Deploy geth node

To enable go-ethereum's launchpad repository run:

$ sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ethereum/ethereum

Then to install the stable version of go-ethereum:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install ethereum

Or to install the develop version:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install ethereum-unstable

geth additional configs

For seeing all other flags and general help:

$ geth --help

To enable the HTTP server

$ geth --http

To enable mining

$ geth --mine 

To enable the WS-RPC server.

$ geth --ws 

Following link will provide step by step in instructions on how to upgrade your Geth Ethereum node.

Additional References:

Spin up your own Ethereum node |
General introduction to running your own instance of an Ethereum client.
Running Ethereum Full Nodes: A Guide for the Barely Motivated
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