Nov 8, 2020, by Chris
RTView is a new monitoring tool released by IOHK. When configuring or installing RTView, you might need the help of yaml to json converters.
Great, RTView is ready to run! Its configuration was saved at /home/ada/.config/rt-view.yaml. Press <Enter> to continue...
Now you have to make the following changes in your node's configuration file:
1. Find setupBackends and add TraceForwarderBK in it:
2. Find TurnOnLogMetrics and set it to True:
3. Find options -> mapBackends and redirect required metrics to TraceForwarderBK, for example:
For more info about supported metrics please read the documentation.
4. Since you have 3 nodes, add following traceForwardTo sections in the root of their configuration files:
After you are done, press <Enter> to run RTView...
written by: Chris published at: Nov 8, 2020
Feb 2, 2021 by Chris
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.
Nov 21, 2020 by Chris
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.
Oct 3, 2020 by Chris
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.
Sep 21, 2020 by Chris
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.