Ether-1 Masternode/Service Node Centos/Fedora/Redhat Setup Tutorial


STEP 1 -- Setup VPS and Install Ether-1 Masternode/Service Node Binary

It is not recommended to run the Ether-1 node as root so we will walk you through setting up a new username to run the Ether-1 Masternode/Service Node.

Some setup/house-cleaning while logged in as root:

adduser ether1node && passwd ether1node
usermod -aG wheel ether1node

You can now disconnect and re-login to your VPS with the newly created login and finish up with some additional house-cleaning:

sudo yum update
sudo yum install wget systemd -y

We will now download the Ether-1 Masternode/Service Node binary and create a system service to run the node:

wget -N https://ether1.org/scripts/rpm/setup.sh

Now update file permissions and run script

chmod +x setup.sh
./setup.sh

**Firewall configurations may vary but you will need to allow all traffic on ports 22 (SSH access) and 30305 (node traffic)

Your node should now be installed/connected.

To view the status of the Ether-1 node:
sudo systemctl status ether1node

Or

journalctl --unit=ether1node -f


After syncing is complete, you will see the Masternode/Service Node connection note below



STEP 2 -- Login and Add New Node to Dashboard

Access Masternode/Service Node Gateway   (nodes.ether1.org)

Click on "Node Dashboard" button




Login With Your Email and Password

Click on "Add Node" button




Enter Required Information:


ETHO Address -> This is the address where you hold your required ETHO node stake (5000 for Service Node or 15000 ETHO for Masternode)
                     *Please note that you will need slightly more than required stake to send verification transaction (0.01 ETHO)
IP Address -> This is the static/public ip address of the VPS running the Ether-1 Masternode/Service Node binary
Node Type -> Select Masternode or Service Node

Click "Add Node" button




STEP 3 -- Verify Ownership/Stake/Active Node

Click on "Details" of the newly added node



Make verification transaction to verify ETHO address ownership

Send a small amount of ETHO (0.01 ETHO) from ETHO address used when node was added to the randomly generated "Verification Address" shown in node details
                     *Please note that this small amount of ETHO will remain in the verification account and will not be recoverable until a future update

DO NOT SEND YOUR ETHO STAKE TO THIS VERIFICATION ADDRESS!



Copy TX hash from verification transaction and add to "Verification TX Hash" in node details



Your node is verified when "Address Verified", "Stake Verified" and "Node Active" all show "Yes" for verified



If "Stake Verified" or "Node Active" verifications fail, you can manually click "Verify"



If "Address Verified" fails, you will need to delete node and start over