The node application can be installed/run in a variety of ways.

Development Machine

If you are on a development machine and would like to run non-production workloads on your machine, the easiest cross-platform way to install and run a node is via the .NET global tool:

dotnet tool install -g Runly.Cli

After installing the node, the runly command will now be available globally. You can easily start a node:

runly start-node

See the Getting Started Guide for a full guide on getting a development node setup on your machine.

Production Workloads

For production workloads, it makes more sense to run the node as an always-on service. Running a node in this way requires platform-specific installation instructions: