Node Deployment

There are 3 types of nodes: Pillar, Sentinel, Full Node.


For the Pillar deployment process one will need access to both a local and a remote machine. The local machine is represented by the controller wallet, where you create the Pillar Slot and register the Pillar on the network. The remote machine is usually represented by a VPS with some minimum recommended specs and a public IP that is actively participating in the consensus protocol.

You will need to generate 3 distinct addresses for the Pillar creation tutorial:

  • pillarAddress = address from which the Pillar is registered that contains the necessary funds (15,000 ZNN that will be locked and can be recovered after you disassemble the Pillar and 150,000 QSR + additional 10,000 QSR for every new Pillar Slot in the network that will be burned and cannot be recovered)

  • pillarRewardsAddress = address used to collect the Pillar rewards

  • producerAddress = address used to produce the momentums that is stored on the remote machine; must be generated from a different seed than your local wallet keyStore for security purposes


The Sentinel deployment process is similar to the Pillar deployment process.

Controller Wallet

The latest version of the s y r i u s wallet is recommended to be used as controller wallet. Advanced users can use the znn-cli instead.

Remote Machine

These commands should be issued from your remote machine (e.g. VPS). If you won't use a VPS provider, you will need an additional setup including enabling port forwarding. This tutorial is intended for a VPS with some minimum recommended specs and a public IP.

Minimum Requirements


  • CPU >= 4 cores

  • RAM >= 4 GB

  • Storage >= 40 GB free space

  • >100Mbps network dedicated bandwidth


  • Linux distros e.g. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS/Debian 11

  • Recommended NTP configuration*

  • Recommended Watchdog service*

(*) Included if the setup is performed using the znn-controller


1. Download the znn-controller

See zenon-network / go-zenon for the latest releases.

2. Run znn-controller as root

sudo ./znn-controller

3. Follow the provided instructions

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