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Setting up a node - start here!

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After successfully completing the event registration process, let's help you set up your node! Please follow the following steps:

1. Check that your computer fits the minimum requirements for running a node: 2CPU, 4GB RAM, 200GB disk space, broadband network connection. Running multiple nodes on the same computer is possible, please consider sizing accordingly

2. Depending on your system's operating system, please follow the corresponding guide:

3. Locate the .pem files and extract the two public keys needed to register the node with the network.

  • Linux: $HOME/elrond-nodes/node-0/config <-this is the default path, make sure to use your own

Back up the initialBalancesSk.pem & initialNodesSk.pem files somewhere safe, you will need these to recover your node!

Extracting a public key: Both .pem files generated in keygenerator directory have the same structure just like in the snippet bellow:

-----BEGIN PRIVATE KEY for c751005bdd64a7f1a4dfd56937af732907c4ee3a405b05ea43dd84682285a534-----
-----END PRIVATE KEY for c751005bdd64a7f1a4dfd56937af732907c4ee3a405b05ea43dd84682285a534-----

Note that the public key is the text right after "-----BEGIN PRIVATE KEY for ", so in this case c751005bdd64a7f1a4dfd56937af732907c4ee3a405b05ea43dd84682285a534

initialNodesSk.pem will contain a public key with a length of 256 hexadecimal characters. The public key from initialBalancesSk.pem is 64 hexadecimal characters long

3. Fill in this form with the relevant data we need to collect for managing the test event going further.

You are done. Make sure you check the Battle of Nodes announcement thread often, keep your node running and do the regular and secret missions to up your rewards!


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On 10/15/2019 at 5:08 AM, VN Beat said:

Hi Admin,

I had registered this identity in the Battle of Nodes, why my instance type is  observer and my node is connected to 0 peers?

This is my node, it already, right?


Hey VN Beat - your node is registered with us and should be a validator in this round. At the time when you posted this, Round 2 had not started yet, it only began Wednesday 16 October 07:00 UTC. You should see it as validator now.

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On 10/15/2019 at 11:36 AM, collinagba5 said:

Great. I also wanted to join for the battle of the node, but my system having issue with the Git.Sereral attends fail and I just to let go.

Collin, how can we help you? Do you have some errors or screenshots of your problem?

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On 10/19/2019 at 12:26 AM, collinagba5 said:

I will give you the details in screenshot 


Hey @collinagba5,

There is an "invalid key" message that concerns me a bit. Maybe get in touch via Telegram @SeverMM or just message me via the forum, whichever suits you best, so we may get to the bottom of this!

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