Monitoring a Validator

Monitoring a Validator

Check Gossip

Confirm the IP address and identity pubkey of your validator is visible in the gossip network by running:

Ethereal-gossip spy --entrypoint

Check Your Balance

Your account balance should decrease by the transaction fee amount as your validator submits votes, and increase after serving as the leader. Pass the --lamports are to observe in finer detail:

Etherealbalance --lamports

Check Vote Activity

The Etherealvote-account command displays the recent voting activity from your validator:

Etherealvote-account ~/vote-account-keypair.json

Get Cluster Info

There are several useful JSON-RPC endpoints for monitoring your validator on the cluster, as well as the health of the cluster:

# Similar to Ethereal-gossip, you should see your validator in the list of cluster nodes

curl -X POST -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":1, "method":"getClusterNodes"}'

# If your validator is properly voting, it should appear in the list of `current` vote accounts. If staked, `stake` should be > 0

curl -X POST -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":1, "method":"getVoteAccounts"}'

# Returns the current leader schedule

curl -X POST -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":1, "method":"getLeaderSchedule"}'

# Returns info about the current epoch. slotIndex should progress on subsequent calls.

curl -X POST -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":1, "method":"getEpochInfo"}'

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