# Install Cosmovisor

Cosmovisor (opens new window) is a process manager for running application binaries. Using Cosmovisor is not required but recommended for node operators that would like to automate the upgrade process.

Install the binary:

go install github.com/cosmos/cosmos-sdk/cosmovisor/cmd/cosmovisor@v1.0

Check to ensure the installation was successful:

cosmovisor version