Is my Block Producing node running correctly?

Hi all,

Is my Block Producing node running properly if I see the following output in the terminal?:

TraceStartLeadershipCheck",“delegMapSize”:634,“slot”:14004251,“chainDensity”:3.2740396e-2,“utxoSize”:84441}
[ubuntu:cardano.node.ForgeTime:Info:47] [2020-12-19 10:24:27.00 UTC] fromList
[ubuntu:cardano.node.ForgeTime:Info:47] [2020-12-19 10:24:27.00 UTC] fromList
[ubuntu:cardano.node.ForgeTime:Info:47] [2020-12-19 10:24:27.00 UTC] fromList
[ubuntu:cardano.node.ForgeTime:Info:47] [2020-12-19 10:24:27.00 UTC] fromList
[ubuntu:cardano.node.Forge:Info:47] [2020-12-19 10:24:27.00 UTC]
fromList [(“credentials”,String “Cardano”),(“val”,Object (fromList
[(“kind”,String “TraceNodeNotLeader”),(“slot”,Number 1.4004251e7)]))]
[ubuntu:cardano.node.ForgeTime:Info:47] [2020-12-19 10:24:27.00 UTC] fromList
[ubuntu:cardano.node.LeadershipCheck.metrics:Notice:47] [2020-12-19
10:24:28.00 UTC] utxoSize = 84441
[ubuntu:cardano.node.LeadershipCheck.metrics:Notice:47] [2020-12-19
10:24:28.00 UTC] delegMapSize = 634
[ubuntu:cardano.node.LeadershipCheck:Info:47] [2020-12-19 10:24:28.00
UTC] {“credentials”:“Cardano”,“kind”:“TraceStartLeadershipCheck”,“delegMapSize”:634,“slot”:14004252,“chainDensity”:3.2740396e-2,“utxoSize”:84441}
[ubuntu:cardano.node.ForgeTime:Info:47] [2020-12-19 10:24:28.00 UTC] fromList
[ubuntu:cardano.node.ForgeTime:Info:47] [2020-12-19 10:24:28.00 UTC] fromList
[ubuntu:cardano.node.ForgeTime:Info:47] [2020-12-19 10:24:28.00 UTC] fromList
[ubuntu:cardano.node.ForgeTime:Info:47] [2020-12-19 10:24:28.00 UTC] fromList
[ubuntu:cardano.node.Forge:Info:47] [2020-12-19 10:24:28.00 UTC]
fromList [(“credentials”,Stri…

Thanks for your help!

S.

Should be fine

For a better view use :

https://github.com/crypto2099/simpleLiveView

it will provide infos about you keys, peers, blocks, etc

Thanks for the confirmation Alexd1985. As I am running the node currently on testnet, what are good pledge, cost and other parameters I should use to see reasonable amount of block production? And will those parameters also apply for mainnet as well?

S.

Pledge - it doesn’t matter right now for creating blocks, but pledge gives trust for the pool
Live stack will give you the “power” to creat blocks… I believe any amount above 2-3M will be enough for creating at least 1 block per epoch

Thanks for the clarification. So I guess it will be nearly impossible to see blocks being produced on a testnet node since there won’t be anyone delegating stake to a testnet stake pool? Just want to see if I can complete the entire process of producing blocks on the testnet before moving to mainnet. Would appreciate your thoughts. Many thanks!

S.

FYI - I queried my stake distribution on the testnet and it is 1.241e-8. I noticed a lot of the pools on the testnet I am using is also more or less the same value around e-8 to e-4.

Hi there,

Would like to double check to see if the following output from my relay node is normal:

[2021-01-26 09:21:15.63 UTC] fromList [(“tx”,Object (fromList [(“txid”,String “txid: TxId {_unTxId = “e1eb67c2ff5887bfb9d18fce1d8d2d4d8affdfd5596ff6e3d3d66be71d99fc9b”}”)])),(“kind”,String “TraceMempoolAddedTx”),(“mempoolSize”,Object (fromList [(“numTxs”,Number 4.0),(“bytes”,Number 5475.0)]))]

I’m seeing a lot of these messages on the output screen whereas before I saw only the new tip messages.

Thanks and regards,

S.

Hi Alexd1985,

Regarding the simpleLiveView, I’m not seeing any Peers (out/in) in either the relay or the BP. Also I noticed that the “transactions” status on the BP is blank whereas the “transaction” on the relay has a number in the field. Would appreciate your advice on how to fix these two points.

Thanks and regards,

S.

Hello,

ON BP u should pointing manually your Relay in topology file,
also check the relay port, if it’s allowing the income connections. can you give me the IP of relay?

On relay you should run topology updater script to announce your node into the network.
What is the last message log from topology updater script?

Thx,

Hi there, thanks for the pointers. I don’t think I’ve run the topology updater script yet. How does one go about running the topology updater script on the relay?

Cheers!

Are u using cntools?
If not try to configure topology updater script from here step 14

Hi there,

I’ve run the topologyUpdater.sh but there is no output messages. Not sure I have edited the script correctly. Which variables / lines in the script need to be changed to match my settings?

Thanks again for your help!

S.

It should generate a log with message …204 glade you are staying with us! Or 504… nice to met u

U need to edit the custom peer field where u must add ur BP ip and port

Also on ur BP u must add ur relay ip and port manually in the topology file

Cheers,