A Subnet, or Subnetwork, is a dynamic set of validators working together to achieve consensus on the state of a set of blockchains. Each blockchain is validated by exactly one Subnet. A Subnet can validate arbitrarily many blockchains. A node may be a member of arbitrarily many Subnets. For more information about Subnets please refer to this article and overview.
A Subnet requires validators that secure both the Subnet, and the primary network (X,P, and C chain). It is up to the node operator to ensure the optimal health of the node.
Note: Validators can also validate more than 1 Subnet on top of the Primary Network.
Subnet Testnet Requirements:
Min x 1 node on Fuji testnet (does not need to be a validator yet)
Testnet AVAX faucet (Drops are limited to 1 request in 24hrs)
Additional quantities of testnet AVAX can be requested through our chatbox
Additional Subnet Testnet Resources:
EVM Subnet Fuji Testnet Tutorial
WAGMI EVM Subnet Demo
Spaces Subnet Demo
Mainnet Validator Requirements:
Min x 5 validators (strongly advised for security and to prevent halting)
2,000 AVAX min per Validator
Additional Subnet Resources:
For any additional questions, please view our other knowledge base articles or contact a support team member via the chat button. Examples are for illustrative purposes only.