With a high level, preliminary understanding of how a network like Polkadot functions at the architectural level, it is now time to put together one of our own. We will be installing and using Polkadot and Substrate binaries and dependencies to provision both the relay and parachain locally on our machine.
If you plan on following along, clone this repository which contains everything you need to follow the guide:
In this section, you will:
- Acquire the necessary configuration files for running them.
- Run both simultaneously in preparation for connecting them.
📄️ Install Local Binaries
Install the necessary Polkadot binaries onto your local machine.
📄️ Install the Cumulus Parachain Template
Install the Cumulus Parachain Template
📄️ Running the Relay and Parachain
Ensure both the relay chain and parachain run locally.