# Prerequisites Guide
# Installing/Using oasis-node
Any time the
oasis-node binary is referenced, we are referring to the binary
that is created from the Oasis Core
go/ path. This binary contains both the logic for running an
Oasis node and also provides a CLI for handling registry and staking
# Downloading the binary
We suggest that you build oasis-node from source yourself for a production deployment.
For convenience, we provide binaries that have been built by Oasis Labs. Links to the binaries are provided in the Current Testnet Parameters page.
# Building from source
Although highly suggested, building from source is currently beyond the scope of this documentation. See Oasis Core's building instructions for details.
The code in the
master branch might be incompatible with the code used by
other Nodes in the Public Testnet.
Make sure to use the version specified in the Current Testnet Parameters.
# Using Docker image
We no longer recommend or support using Oasis-provided Docker images.
For those who wish to use the Oasis-provided Docker image, the
binary can be found inside the oasis-node Docker image.