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Latest news from CardanoCafe & useful information for stake pool operators


Update grafana metrics when updating to cardano-node 1.25.1

written by Chris published at 2021-02-02

Cardano's [CAFE] and [CAFE2] are updated to newest version 1.25.1. For all stake pool operators (SPOs) it is important to know that with release of 1.25.1 the mainnet-config.json in the repository of CF / IOHK was consolidated and is a lot slimmer than previous! Some names of statistic variables have changed. In most cases the wording "ChainDB_" was removed. So be sure to update your grafana dashboard so that you can still enjoy your statistics after update to 1.25.1.

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How to setup prometheus and grafana on a dedicated machine to monitor your cardano nodes

written by Chris published at 2020-11-21

Prometheus and grafana are helpful tools to monitor your nodes. They have a built-in alert function which notifies you about arising problems. This guide will show how to setup your infrastructure to do this monitoring with a separate machine thus not requiring additional installations on your vital cardano nodes.

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Converting YAML to JSON when configuring RTView

written by Chris published at 2020-11-08

RTView is a new monitoring tool released by IOHK. When configuring or installing RTView, you might need the help of yaml to json converters.

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Cardano Stake Pool Course

written by CardanoCafe Team published at 2020-10-03

A great way to help new stake pool operators in setting up their own stake pool is learning from the docs of the official Cardano Stake Pool School. It was launched by the Cardano Foundation in August 2020.

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Security Tipps for Stake Pool Operators (SPOs)

written by CardanoCafe Team published at 2020-09-21

This article aims to provide an additional layer of security to your nodes according to swiss cheese model by preventing SSH login via public WAN. Using VPN and (V)LANs both relay- and block-producing nodes get isolated from the web.

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