Is my BP node running normal?

Hi folks, I’ve set up a BP node since April 22, and it remained online for most of the time. I am also assuming here it is just luck not in my favour or too little stakes that my BP never got a chance to mint a block, or maybe it is something misconfiguration on my part. So I wanted to ask this is my node running correctly.

> cardano-cli query kes-period-info


    "qKesCurrentKesPeriod": 556,
    "qKesEndKesInterval": 610,
    "qKesKesKeyExpiry": null,
    "qKesMaxKESEvolutions": 62,
    "qKesNodeStateOperationalCertificateNumber": null,
    "qKesOnDiskOperationalCertificateNumber": 0,
    "qKesRemainingSlotsInKesPeriod": 6957543,
    "qKesSlotsPerKesPeriod": 129600,
    "qKesStartKesInterval": 548

Screenshot 2022-09-20 at 11.10.04

There seems to be few Missed slot leader
Any suggestions?


missed slots is related to RAM, you can find other topics about

from your glive output I can see 0 incoming peers which is not ok (u must have your relay/s as incoming peers)


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Thank you @Alexd1985 I’ll look into it.

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What’s your ticker? Are you running the leader checks each epoch?

My ticker TIBET
Not I don’t think I am running any leader checks. I m using cntools.

After having read your post (@Alexd1985), I’ve updated from my Relay node and set CUSTOM_PEERS to my BP node. Now the is an incoming connection.
Screenshot 2022-09-20 at 11.55.51

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Now its perfect… check also the relay to have more in peers

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Yes, relay has many connections both incomming and outgoing, including from my BP internal IP address.

Screenshot 2022-09-20 at 13.10.14

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With 1.66k stake you have VERY VERY low chances of minting a block.
Anyway, you should check the leaderlogs each epoch to be sure.


Thank you for confirming the fact that with such a low stake there is almost negligible chance of minting a block. My primary concern was whether I’m doing it right or wrong.

The best way to see if you are doing things right is to create a stake pool on testnet and run it for some time.