Installation Guide

You can download the latest version of the ken on Download page.

Linux Archive Distribution

The archive file consists of the executable binary and the configuration file structured as follows.

Note: Do NOT alter the file structure or file name. If you change it, the node may not function correctly.

- bin
  |- ken
  |- kend
- conf
  |- kend.conf
File NameFile Description


EN executable file


EN start/termination script file


EN configuration file


The installation is the uncompression of the downloaded package where you want to install the package.

$ tar zxf ken-vX.X.X-linux-amd64.tar.gz


$ tar zxf ken-baobab-vX.X.X-linux-amd64.tar.gz

Note: it is recommended that the uncompressed directory ken-linux-amd64/bin path should be added to the environment variable $PATH to run the ken and kend globally. As an example,

$ export PATH=$PATH:~/downloaded/path/ken-linux-amd64/bin

The other sections assume that the path is added to the variable.

RPM Distribution (RHEL/CentOS/Fedora)

Install downloaded RPM

You can install the downloaded RPM file with the following yum command.

$ yum install kend-vX.X.X.el7.x86_64.rpm


$ yum install kend-baobab-vX.X.X.el7.x86_64.rpm

Install from Klaytn Yum Repo

Alternatively, you can install kend from the Klaytn Yum repo, run:

$ sudo curl -o /etc/yum.repos.d/klaytn.repo && sudo yum install kend

Installed Location

The installed files are located as follows.

File NameLocation





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