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eth-docker is a docker automation project for Ethereum consensus and execution clients. It aims to make running a Ethereum staking full node simpler than setting everything up manually, while allowing the user choice when it comes to the exact client mix they wish to run.

eth-docker allows user to set up Gnosis clients by answering simple dialog-based questions on terminal.


  1. eth-docker Docs:
  2. Github:


  1. Ensure compatible hardware requirements for different clients.
  2. Configure the server(optional)

Step 1: Install


This demo has been tested on Ubuntu 20.04/22.04 and Debian11/12.

Open a new terminal, copy and paste the command below.

Download eth-docker

cd ~ && git clone && cd eth-docker

Install pre-requisites such as Docker

./ethd install

Step 2: Configure and execute clients

Configure eth-docker - have an Gnosis address handy where you want Execution Layer rewards to go

./ethd config
  1. Select Network: Gnosis Chain Select Network
  2. Select deployment type: Ethereum node or Ethereum RPC node, choose Ethereum node if you want to run consensus, execution and validator client.
  3. Select consensus client: Lighthouse, Teku, or Nimbus.
  4. Select execution client: Nethermind, or Erigon.
  5. Select checkpoint sync: Choose Yes if you want to use CL rapid sync with remote checkpoint.
  6. Configure checkpoint consensus client: paste the checkpoint URL from
  7. Select MEV Boost
  8. Select Grafana dashboard
  9. Configure Graffiti: Enter the graffiti for your validator.

The Configuration will now be built. eth-docker Build

Once the building part is done, start eth-docker by running

./ethd up

Check that execution/consensus client running correctly by running:

./ethd logs -f execution

Step 3: Run a validator

You can either create validator key(s) from eth-docker or import the validator key(s) that are generated from validator-data-generator.

For the second option, please refer to Interactive Guide: Generate validator keys.

Import the key(s) by specifying the path to keystore file (folder where you keep the keystore-m.json file).

./ethd keys import --path PATH_OF_KEYS

Check that the key is imported by running

./ethd keys list

Step 4: Deposit for validator

Once the exeution and consensus clients are fully synced, you may proceed to deposit for validator.