Following the Forum topic: Requirements to set-up your own 3Node, here are the steps to create yorur 3Node:
Step 1: Create and deploy your 3Bot
You need to create and deploy your 3Bot which is your Virtual System Administrator:
Go on: http://deploy3bot.grid.tf/
For more information, please refer to our manual: https://manual.threefold.io/#/3bot
Throughout the deployment process, you will be provided with a URL to gain web access (authentificated) to your 3Bot.
Before moving the next steps, we strongly recommend you first check your node’s disk configuration. A disk should have (1) No labels , (2) No partitions , (3) No filesystems for it to be picked by Zero-OS.
To erase a disk, please go here for more information.
Step 2: Create your Farm
Now, you can install the “Manage Farm” package that will provide you with all you need to create and manage your farm.
More information here.
Step 3: Download your bootstrap image
Once you have your farm ID, go to: https://bootstrap.grid.tf/. Insert your Farm ID and download your bootloader image.
Step 4: Burn the Bootloader image to the USB stick
Once downloaded, burn it to the USB stick with the application of your choice.
- For Linus/Unix we recomment ‘dd’
- For other OSs we recomment ‘Balena Etcher’
Step 5: Boot your hardware
Put the USB stick in your device and set the BIOS (Basic Input Output System) to boot. Make sure that your 3Node is connected to the network and power.
Note: Basic Input Output System is where your hardware needs to boot.
Congratulation, you are now a Farmer!