Vega node requirements
This page covers the minimum and recommended hardware requirements, and the software requirements for running a Vega node to be a validator candidate.
Being a high-quality validator involves more than effectively running nodes. You also need to build a reputation and community, and stay actively involved in the wider Vega community. Becoming a recognisable member of the ecosystem is a great way to attract nominations and solidify longevity as a validator.
Validators are the most important part of the Vega network. Without them, the network is unable to generate new blocks and thus process any transactions. It is therefore important that the validator nodes are protected so that they can run correctly and perform their designated tasks.