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Install Tessellation Binaries

We are now ready to install Tessellation on our VPS instance which will turn it into a Constellation Tessellation validator node!


Log into your node

From your local system, log into your cloud instance's terminal as nodeadmin using your Apple terminal, Window's PuTTY, or your terminal application of choice.


You can remind yourself how to access your VPS here for Macintosh or Windows.

Update node

Bring our Node up to date

sudo apt -y update && sudo apt -y upgrade

You will be prompted for your nodeadmin password.


Your screen will not react and your password will not show as you type.
Reminder: [...] in the output command examples means that there is a bunch of output that has been redacted to eliminate confusion.

[sudo] password for nodeadmin:

Download packages

We are ready to download the Tessellation packages that will be executed on your VPS to turn it into a Node. We can now pull down the latest release from Constellation Network's repository.


When downloading Tessellation...

Installing an older or incorrect version could lead to unexpected results.

Download the cl-keytool.jar JAR file.

sudo wget -P /var/tessellation; sudo chmod +x /var/tessellation/cl-keytool.jar

Download the cl-node.jar JAR file.

sudo wget -P /var/tessellation; sudo chmod +x /var/tessellation/cl-node.jar

Download the cl-dag-l1.jar JAR file.

sudo wget -P /var/tessellation; sudo chmod +x /var/tessellation/cl-dag-l1.jar

Download the cl-wallet.jar JAR file.

sudo wget -P /var/tessellation; sudo chmod +x /var/tessellation/cl-wallet.jar

Download the seed list file that contains the Node IDs with permissions to JOIN the network.

sudo wget -P /var/tessellation; sudo chmod +x /var/tessellation/cl-wallet.jar -O /var/tessellation/seed-list -o /dev/null

Let's verify that our files are in place. Depending on your terminal application, the files should appear in GREEN. Make sure they are executable: -rwxr-xr-x

ls -l /var/tessellation

Output should look similar (but not exactly) to the ๐Ÿ‘‡ .

total 140568
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 94321834 Jul 10 16:24 cl-dag-l1.jar
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 52517826 Jul 10 13:19 cl-keytool.jar
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 91422359 Jul 10 13:19 cl-node.jar
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 75646006 Jul 10 16:24 cl-wallet.jar
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 29928 Jul 10 16:24 seed-list

That is all we need.

We are ready to create or transfer our P12 file.