You are now ready to prepare your node to run
Log into your node
sudo apt -y update && sudo apt -y upgrade
You will be prompted for your nodeadmin password. As a security measure, nothing is displayed on the screen as you type.
Install Java and Havged
We need to install Java and Havged onto our system.
This will take a few minutes to complete.
sudo apt -y install default-jdk haveged
Output will look similar to below:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed
alsa-topology-conf alsa-ucm-conf at-spi2-core ca-certificates [...]
fontconfig-config fonts-dejavu-core fonts-dejavu-extra java-common
Enter location and timezone
In some instances, your instances (but not always), may ask you to enter in your geographic area, enter the options that fit your current location.
Please select the geographic area in which you live. [...]
time zones in which they are located.
Same for the timezone.
Please select the city or region corresponding to your time zone.
1. Adak 27. Blanc-Sablon 53. Ensenada 79. Juneau 105. New_York
That is all we need. If you are an advanced user, you can install any other programs or packages of your choosing.
Your Node will perform better if it has access to more resources. It is discouraged to install other unnecessary programs that will create processes that may consume these resources. This could negatively affect the Node.