# 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.