Can you confirm for me:
When rotating KES keys, the op.cert and cold.counter are updated, any other files changed?
Is there a penalty for rotating pool keys to early? or too many times? should we wait until expiration before rotating?
I think I read that rotating KES Keys has an impact on your pool being chosen for minting blocks…ie. while not expired, you can delay when your pool is chosen for slots and/or minting blocks if done ‘incorrectly’ or not according to best practices.
I think for many of us, rotating KES keys sounds like a way for the network to make sure all of the nodes are not being abandoned however, it’s more complex then that, right? It will affect the slots that you’re picked for(?) Any input is appreciated…it is definitely better to understand the ‘behind the scenes’ and how NOT to rotate keys when still being within expiration.
- a. On a side note: can you confirm that I am able to delete all wallet files from producer node? (obviously keeping these files on offline machine)
b. and just for additional confirmation…With CNTools, the only files I NEED on producer to mint blocks are the vrf.skey, op.cert, kes.start, right? (I don’t need the hot.skey, hot.vkey to mint blocks?)
ugh, I’m a new SPO with 500k stake (3rd epoch) and still waiting for first block…I’m getting nervous that something is wrong but all signs point to ‘GOOD’ so, Im TRYING to be patient. lol