Install the Solana software

Before attempting to connect your validator to the Tour de SOL cluster, be familiar with connecting a validator to the Public Testnet as described here.

You can confirm the version running on the cluster entrypoint by running:

curl -X POST -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"jsonrpc": "2.0","id":1,"method":"getVersion"}' tds.solana.com:8899

Note the version number

Install Software

Install the Solana release v0.23.7 on your machine by running:

curl -sSf https://raw.githubusercontent.com/solana-labs/solana/v0.22.2/install/solana-install-init.sh | sh -s - 0.23.7

then run solana --version to confirm the expected version number.