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If you are an operator participating in the Aptos network, then use this document to perform the operator tasks such as deploying a validator node and validator fullnode, registering the nodes on the Aptos community platform, and performing the validation.

Both validator node and validator fullnode are required for mainnet

For participating in the Aptos mainnet, you must deploy both a validator node and a validator fullnode.

Deploy the nodes and register

Detailed steps

Petra on Chrome browser only

The Petra wallet is supported only on the Chrome browser. You can also use Petra extension on Brave browser and Kiwi browser and Microsoft Edge browser.

Step 1: Before you proceed, read the Node Requirements and make sure that your hardware, storage and network resources satisfy the node requirements.

Step 2: Deploy the nodes. Follow the detailed node installation steps provided in Running Validator Node and deploy a validator node and a validator fullnode.

Connect to Aptos network

See Connecting to Aptos Network for detailed steps.