Learn about Nodes
The Aptos network is comprised of nodes of three types: validator node, validator fullnode and public fullnode. To participate in consensus, you are required to run both a validator node and a validator fullnode, and stake.
Also learn how to run a public fullnode on a local network and connect to either a testnet or a devnet. This section describes everything you need to stake and participate in consensus and governance. See also the external resources offered by your fellow node operators.
Validation on Aptos
Everything you need to know about how validation, staking and governance works on Aptos.
How validation works
Staking on Aptos
A comprehensive guide to deploying nodes, staking operations and participate in consensus.
Running validator node
Node liveness criteria
Connecting to Aptos network
Staking pool operations
Shutting down nodes
A section with detailed, step-by-step instructions on everything related to Aptos fullnode.