Why do we need Virtual Machine to run a Cardano Node/ Stake Pool? Is it possible to run a Cardano Node without Virtual Machine?

  • Yes. My favorite way is to run it with docker. Nov 10, 2022 at 18:16
  • LOXE currently runs KVM for its stake pool.
    – Matthias Sieber
    Nov 14, 2022 at 2:14

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You do not need to, but you can if you want. It is perfectly possible to run a node / stake pool outside of a VM.


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