Get Started
Step 3: Setup Build Scripts

Step 3: Spin up Starship

In this step, we will spin up couple of cosmos chains and relayers between them.

By the end of this tutorial you should be able to have osmosis and gaia chain running on your machine.

3.1) Setup Starship Helm charts

We use helm as the package manager for starship.

Run

helm repo add starship https://cosmology-tech.github.io/starship/
helm repo update
helm search repo starship/devnet --version 0.1.45

3.2) Define the desired infrastructure

We will now define the infrastructure for our starship, specify the chains and relayers run between them.

We will run:

  • Osmosis chain (single validator)
  • Cosmos hub chain (single validator)
  • Hermes relayer between osmosis and cosmos chain
    • Opens transfer channel between osmosis and cosmos chain
  • Ping Pub explorer for the chains (experimental feature)

Create a directory to play around in

mkdir getting-started
cd getting-started
touch starship.yaml

Add following content to starship.yaml with the following content

chains:
  - name: osmosis-1
    type: osmosis
    numValidators: 1
    ports:
      rest: 1313
      rpc: 26653
  - name: gaia-1
    type: cosmos
    numValidators: 1
    ports:
      rest: 1317
      rpc: 26657
 
relayers:
  - name: osmos-gaia
    type: hermes
    replicas: 1
    chains:
      - osmosis-1
      - gaia-1
 
explorer:
  enabled: true
  ports:
    rest: 8080
 
registry:
  enabled: true
  ports:
    rest: 8081

Above configuration would use around 4 CPUs and 4GB of RAM. If you are constrained on resources, checkout the next step for tiny-starship.yaml (opens in a new tab)

Documentation has more details on the configuration options and how to reduce the resource usage. For the tutorial we will keep it simple.

3.3) Spin up the infrastructure

Spin up the infrastructure with

helm install -f starship.yaml tutorial starship/devnet --version 0.1.45
 
# Where
# -f starship.yaml: use the starship.yaml file as the configuration
# tutorial: name of the helm release
# starship/devnet: helm chart to use
# --version 0.1.45: version of the helm chart to use

This will take some time to spin up the infrastructure, you can check the status in another terminal with

kubectl get pods
# OR, to watch the pods
watch kubectl get pods

You would need to wait for the pods to be in Running state. This can take up to 2-5 minutes, depending on the underlying machine.