Getting started

How to set up a node?

Simply follow the node setup guide for your desired distribution. This is described on the Lisk Core Overview page.

There are three available distributions of Lisk Core which can be seen below:


The default way to setup Lisk Core. The Binary installation is an easy and automated way to set up Lisk Core, which includes almost completely automated update scripts, together with a selection of tools to assist with seamlessly maintaining a Lisk Node.


Use Lisk Commander to conveniently install and manage Lisk Core.


Docker adds support for additional platforms upon which to run a Lisk node. For example, running a Lisk node inside of a Docker on Windows and connecting it via a custom Node on Lisk Desktop to Lisk Core, without the necessity to rent an additional server.


This is designed for anyone wishing to develop on the Lisk Core codebase. It also comes with an extensive test-suite, detailed in the following An installation performed from source enables a developer to work on the latest codebase for Lisk Core, which may not have been tagged for a release yet.