In this section you will learn how to configure the node. This can be done either through the command line or by creating a YAML configuration file yourself.

It is assumed that Docker, and the VANTAGE6 Python package have been successfully installed. If not, have a look at previous steps described in Installation of Docker and Install Vantage.

A data-provider needs a node for each of the collaboration it participates in.

💻 Node Commands

In the section above we used thevnode command several times. All sub-commands can be found by simply running vnode , which will display the following list:



vnode new

Create a new configuration file

vnode list

List all available configurations (both system/user)

vnode files

List file locations of the node instance

vnode start

Start a node configuration

vnode attach

Attach the outl

🆕 (Re-)Configuring a Node

Nodes are created from a configuration file. This file can be created through command vnode newor creating a YAML file manually. See this section on how to do this.

🏎 Starting the Node

Once a configuration is created you can start this instance by using vnode start and select the configuration you wish to start. Or in the case you already know the name of the configuration you can use vnode start --name [config_name] . It is also possible to use a configuration file that is in a non-default location by using vnode start --config /path/to/config . All other options will be overwritten when using this option.

Node configurations are assumed to be in the user-folder. However if you have a configuration stored in the system-folder you should add the flag system: vnode start --system .


The easiest way to read the logs from a node is using vnode attach and select the node from which you want to read the logs from.