Launching your Cardano BP node!

when all the certificates and keys are generated, now we have to adjust the launch script on our block producing node

copy following files to your BP server and place them under /home/$USER/cnode/keys/

  • myPool.kes-000.skey

  • myPool.vrf.skey

  • myPool.node-000.opcert

cd ~/cnode/scripts

and add the keys to your launch script

cardano-node run \
--database-path ~/cnode/db/ \
--socket-path ~/cnode/sockets/node.socket \
--host-addr \
--port 3000 \
--config ~/cnode/config/mainnet-config.json \
--topology ~/cnode/config/mainnet-topology.json \
--shelley-kes-key ~/cnode/keys/myPool.kes-000.skey \
--shelley-vrf-key ~/cnode/keys/myPool.vrf.skey \
--shelley-operational-certificate ~/cnode/keys/myPool.node-000.opcert

now, just start your node with - you should have a fully functional BP node