💻Baremetal

Authors: [payne | stakesquid]

System Requirements

CPUOSRAMDISK

8+ cores CPU

Debian 12/Ubuntu 22.04

=> 16 GB RAM

2TB+ (NVME preffered)

The Optimism archive node reached a size of 1.3TB by May 2, 2024

Optimism 🔵

Before you start, make sure that you have your own synced Ethereum L1 RPC URL (e.g. Erigon) and L1 Consensus Layer Beacon endpoint (e.g. Lighthouse) ready.

Pre-Requisites

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

sudo apt install -y git make wget gcc pkg-config libusb-1.0-0-dev libudev-dev jq gcc g++ curl libssl-dev screen apache2-utils build-essential pkg-config

Setting up Firewall

Set explicit default UFW rules

sudo ufw default deny incoming
sudo ufw default allow outgoing

Allow SSH

sudo ufw allow 22/tcp

Allow remote RPC connections with Optimism Node

sudo ufw allow from ${REMOTE.HOST.IP} to any port 8545

Not advised to allow all or unknown IP address to RPC port

Enable Firewall

sudo ufw enable

Download a snapshot

Snapshots URL: https://snapshot.testinprod.io/

Create a directory and start downloading an archive in screen session as it takes ~9 hours

mkdir Optimism && cd Optimism

screen -S archive

aria2c --file-allocation=none -c -x 10 -s 10 "https://datadirs.testinprod.io/op-mainnet-db-120229131.zst"
#to return to previous screen and continue installation press 

Ctrl+a+d

Compile Op-node

Required Software Dependencies

DependencyVersionVersion Check Command

go

^1.21

go version

node

^20

node --version

pnpm

^8

pnpm --version

foundry

^0.2.0

forge --version

make

^4

make --version

yarn

1.22.21

yarn --version

nvm

0.39.3

nvm --verison

Install go

sudo wget https://go.dev/dl/go1.21.6.linux-amd64.tar.gz && sudo rm -rf /usr/local/go && sudo tar -C /usr/local -xzf go1.21.6.linux-amd64.tar.gz && rm go1.21.6.linux-amd64.tar.gz

Install nvm

wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/nvm-sh/nvm/v0.39.3/install.sh | bash

Download foundry

curl -L https://foundry.paradigm.xyz | bash

Install foundry

foundryup

source /root/.bashrc

Install node and yarn

nvm install 16 && npm install --global yarn && nvm use 16 && npm -g install pnpm

source /root/.bashrc

Check if go and all dependancies are installed

go version
nvm -v
npm -v
yarn -v
pnpm -v

Create directories

mkdir -p /root/github
mkdir -p /root/data/optimism/op-node
mkdir -p /root/data/optimism/op-erigon

Build op-node

cd /root/github/

git clone https://github.com/ethereum-optimism/optimism.git

cd optimism

git checkout v1.7.0

nvm install && npm install --global yarn && nvm use node && npm -g install pnpm

pnpm install

pnpm build

make op-node

#The binary is built at /root/github/optimism/op-node/bin/op-node

Create systemd service

You'll need your own synced Ethereum L1 RPC URL (e.g. Erigon) and L1 Consensus Layer Beacon endpoint (e.g. Lighthouse) in order to run optimism

echo "[Unit]
Description=Optimism OP Node Service
After=network.target
StartLimitIntervalSec=60
StartLimitBurst=3

[Service]
Type=simple
Restart=on-failure
RestartSec=5
TimeoutSec=900
User=root
Nice=0
LimitNOFILE=200000
WorkingDirectory=/root/data/optimism/op-node/
ExecStart=/root/data/github/optimism/op-node/bin/op-node \
        --l1=http://<your_l1_eth_rpc> \
        --l2=http://0.0.0.0:8551 \
        --network=mainnet \
        --rpc.addr=0.0.0.0 \
        --rpc.port=9545 \
        --l2.jwt-secret=/root/data/optimism/erigon/jwt.hex \
        --l1.trustrpc \
        --l1.rpckind=erigon \
        --metrics.enabled \
        --l1.beacon=http://<your_l1_beacon_rpc> \
        --metrics.addr=0.0.0.0 \
        --metrics.port=7300
KillSignal=SIGTERM
[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target" > /etc/systemd/system/op-node.service
sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/op-node.service #make changes in op-node service file

sudo systemctl daemon-reload #refresh systemd configuration when changes made

sudo systemctl start op-node.service #start op-node

sudo systemctl enable op-node.service #enable op-node service at system startup

sudo journalctl -fu op-node.service #follow logs of op-node service

Compile Erigon

cd /root/github/

git clone https://github.com/testinprod-io/op-erigon

cd op-erigon

git checkout v2.60.0-0.6.1

make

Create JWT secret file and download genesis and rollup .json files

cd /root/data/optimism/erigon

openssl rand -hex 32 > /root/data/optimism/erigon/jwt.txt

Create systemd service

sudo echo "[Unit]
Description=Erigon Optimism Service
After=network.target
StartLimitIntervalSec=60
StartLimitBurst=3

[Service]
Type=simple
Restart=on-failure
RestartSec=5
TimeoutSec=900
User=root
Nice=0
LimitNOFILE=200000
WorkingDirectory=/root/data/optimism/erigon/
ExecStart=/root/data/github/op-erigon/build/bin/erigon \
        --datadir=/root/data/optimism/erigon/datadir \
        --ethash.dagdir=/root/data/optimism/erigon/datadir/ethash \
        --authrpc.jwtsecret=/root/data/optimism/erigon/jwt.hex \
        --authrpc.port=8551 \
        --http \
        --http.addr=0.0.0.0 \
        --http.port=9659 \
        --http.compression \
        --http.vhosts=* \
        --http.corsdomain=* \
        --http.api=eth,debug,net,trace,web3,erigon \
        --private.api.addr=0.0.0.0:9094 \
        --ws --ws.compression \
        --metrics --metrics.addr=0.0.0.0 --metrics.port=9698 \
        --torrent.download.rate 80mb \
        --rpc.returndata.limit=1000000 \
        --txpool.gossip.disable=true \
        --chain=op-mainnet \
        --db.size.limit=8TB \
        --nodiscover \
        --rollup.sequencerhttp="https://mainnet-sequencer.optimism.io" \
        --rollup.historicalrpc="http://<your_l2-geth_endpoint>:9656"
KillSignal=SIGTERM

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target" > /etc/systemd/system/op-erigon.service

Sync using downloaded Snapshot

screen –r archive

ls #to see the name of downloaded archive

zstd --decompress op-mainnet-db-120229131.zst -o mdbx.dat

#Unzipping takes ~3-4 hrs so you can go touch some grass

Consider switching screen by pressingctrl A+Dto allow a process run in the background

After extracting is done move the contents of geth directory into op-erigon data directoy:

mv mdbx.dat /root/data/op-erigon/datadir/chaindata/

Start op-erigon

sudo systemctl daemon-reload #refresh systemd configuration when changes made

sudo systemctl start op-erigon.service #start op-erigon

sudo systemctl enable op-erigon.service #enable op-erigon service at system startup

sudo journalctl -fu op-erigon.service #follow logs of op-erigon service

To check or modify op-erigon.service parameters simply run

sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/op-erigon.service

Ctrl+X and Y to save changes

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