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•  Bulwark Masternode Setup Guide

This guide is to show you how to setup a Cold node. Never ever run a so called Hot node. Hot nodes hold the collateral coins in their local wallet. If an attacker manages to access the system, they will be able to grab all your coins very easily. All masternodes guides on this site show you how to run Cold nodes. Cold nodes do not hold any coins, they are all in your local wallet. This means the masternode itself doesn't hold any coins.

 

•  Choose A VPS for your Masternode

If you are looking for a reliable hoster, I suggest using Vultr VPS. It is so easy to use them that a how to on getting a VPS up with them isn't really needed. If you click the below banner it will take you there. The link is a referral link and if you SignUp via it, you will Get $10 Credit for Free and also you will support MNGuide.online to maintain and expand the infrastructure.

We will use Vultr as an example of a VPS, although DigitalOceanAmazon EC2Google Cloud are also popular choices. so feel free to choose any one you like.

For demo purpose, I’m going to use Vultr VPS and full disclosure:

I. Deploy New Server

 

II. Select Server Location

 

III. Select Server Type: Ubuntu 16.04

 

IV. Select Server Size: 1CPU - 1024MB Memory. (Some MN's need 2048MN Memory)

 

V. Type Host Name (MNx), Server Qty and Deploy now

VI. You will get a confirmation email once your VPS activated.
Save your VPS IP, Username and Password from Control Panel in notepad for further steps.

 

Just to be sure you understand what needs to be done first:
1. Get a VPS up and running.
2. Have a local wallet that is also fully synced.
3. Have the correct amount of coins you need + some spare coins for TX fees.

This guide assumes that now you have VPS Server and your wallet is fully synced also have Masternode Collateral Amount.

Notes: Things IN CAPTIAL have to be replaced by you with the correct things. (if any)
Commands to copy and paste are in grey box.
LOCAL means your desktop wallet, REMOTE means the VPS.
We setup 1 masternode, if you want to setup more, you just have to rinse and repeat the steps.

You can easy get lost with all the stuff you have to copy and paste.
so i suggest you use below skeleton in your desktop notepad to do work easily:

Label: * YOUR ADDRESS LABEL *
VPS IP: * YOUR VPS IP ADDRESS *
Collateral Address: * YOUR COLLATERAL ADDRESS *
Masternode Private Key: * YOUR MASTERNODE KEY *
Transaction ID : * YOUR TX ID *
Transaction Index : * TX INDEX *

MN conf line: * MN1 YOUR_VPS_IP_ADDRESS:52543 MASTERNODE_PRIV_KEY TX_ID TX_INDEX *

You can copy it as many times as needed and fill the data in you collect during the progress.

 

•  Collateral Sending from Bulwark Wallet

Open your wallet and go to:
Settings -> Options -> Wallet -> check: Show Masternode Tab
Also, check Activate Coincontrol Features.
You will need to restart the wallet.

I. Have a local wallet that is also fully synced.


II. Click on Tools, then Debug console


III. You will find the command line at the bottom of the console

Enter the following command and press Enter.

masternode genkey

You will see a long string of numbers and letters.

Please copy/paste this string to the notepad file on your Desktop (Masternode Private Key). This is the key you will need to verify your Masternode later in the process.

Enter the following command and press Enter. This will generate your new Masternode's receiving address

getaccountaddress mn1

The generated address will now be labeled as MN1. Please copy/paste this string to the notepad file on your Desktop (label section). This address will be the one that you will send your 5000 BWK to, and the one where all future payments will go.

If you want to setup more masternodes just repeat the steps so you end up with several addresses for the total number of nodes you wish to setup. Example: For 10 nodes you will need 10 addresses, label them all.


IV. Send 5000 BWK as Collateral to your "mn1" address

From wherever you currently hold your 5000 BWK (exchange, another Bulwark wallet, even a different address in the same wallet), please send your BWK to your new "mn1" Masternode receiving address in your wallet.

IMPORTANT: You must send EXACTLY 5000 BWK to your "mn1" address, no more, no less, to be eligible to run a Masternode!

Once you have initiated the transaction, you must wait for 20 confirmations so your address is eligible to be associated with your new Masternode. This usually takes about 20-30 minutes on average. While Waiting for the Collateral to get 20 confirmations, do VPS section below.

 

•  Bulwark Masternode VPS Installation

V. Download PuTTY and Fill your VPS Details to Connect to the VPS

Download PuTTY to connect to the server. Go to the PuTTY Download Page and select the appropriate MSI installer for your system. On Mac or Linux you can ssh directly from the terminal – simply type ssh [email protected]<server_ip> and enter your password when prompted.

PuTTY will be used to connect via SSH to systems.

Double-click the downloaded file to install PuTTY, then run the app from your Start menu. Enter the IP address of your VPS in the Host Name field and click Open. (copy/paste from email)


VI. Fill that user and password to PuTTY

Copy the default password from your VPS (Vultr) Provider sent you in email and right-click
inside the PuTTY window / press Enter
TIP : Right-clicking is how you paste into a PuTTY console window.
When you right-click paste, your password won’t be visible in the window.
Just trust that it pasted and hit enter.

VII. Bulwark VPS remote wallet install, enter the following commands:

Install Bulwark from the GitHub repository:

bash <( curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/bulwark-crypto/Bulwark-MN-Install/master/install.sh )

If you get the error "bash: curl: command not found", run this first: apt-get -y install curl

When the script asks, confirm your VPS IP Address and paste your masternode key (You can copy your key from your notepad and paste into the VPS if connected with Putty by right clicking.)

The installer will then present you with a few options.

PLEASE NOTE: Do not choose the advanced installation option unless you have experience with Linux and know what you are doing - if you do and something goes wrong, the Bulwark team CANNOT help you, and you will have to restart the installation.

Follow the instructions on screen.

After the basic installation is done, the wallet will sync. You will see the following message:

Edit the configuration file using the following command:

Refreshing Node

If your masternode is stuck on a block or behaving badly, you can refresh it. Please note that this script must be run as root.

bash <( curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/bulwark-crypto/Bulwark-MN-Install/master/refresh_node.sh )

No other attention is required.

Updating Node

To update your node please run this command and follow the instructions. Please note that this script must be run as root.

bash <( curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/bulwark-crypto/Bulwark-MN-Install/master/update_node.sh )


VIII. Get the info for your Masternode

Go to your Bulwark Wallet
MENU : Tools / Debug console
In the debug console type :

masternode outputs

It will display your Transaction ID (TX_ID) and Transaction Index
(TX_Index). The outputs will look something like this:
#Respond: "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" : "0",
# Your TXID Should be : xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
# Your TXIndex Should be: 0
Copy and paste the outputs into your temporary notepad file (TX_ID and TX_Index).


IX. Setup Masternode Configuration File

MENU : Tools > Open Masternode Configuration File
You will see an example of the Masternode configuration line. Leave it there.
On a new line, copy/paste all the info you’ve gathered so far in this format:

MNx Your_VPS_IP_Address:52543 Masternode_Priv_Key TX_ID TX_Index

Save & Close Masternode Configuration File.

TIP : To run more than one Masternode, add a new line for each one like this.

MN1 Your_VPS_IP_Address:52543 Masternode_Priv_Key TX_ID TX_Index
MN2 Your_VPS_IP_Address:52543 Masternode_Priv_Key TX_ID TX_Index


X. Start your Masternode in your Bulwark Wallet

MENU : Masternodes
CLICK : ‘Start Missing’ -OR- Select new Masternode and click ‘Start Alias’
You should see : “MNx successfully started.”
TIP : Do not restart any masternodes you already have running or you will reset the rewards and end up waiting a long time to get paid again.

Congratulations, Your Masternode is now running successfully.

 

•  BWK Masternode VPS Commands

To check block count

bulwark-cli getinfo

To check masternode sync status

bulwark-cli mnsync status

To check masternode status

bulwark-cli masternode status

To check the service is running

systemctl status bulwarkd

To start the masternode in VPS

systemctl start bulwarkd

To stop the masternode in VPS

systemctl stop bulwarkd

To check service is enabled or not

systemctl is-enabled bulwarkd

 

If you get stuck, have questions or you just want to meet some other cool Bulwark Coin Community, check out the Discord and Telegram

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