Polkadot/Kusama Validator Resource Database

Digital Ocean Server Setup

Video instructions for Setting up Secure Validator Node

Securing your server

Network Security for Substrate

Securing SSH access to your server

How to Harden your Ubuntu 18.04 Server

Port Forwarding Tester

Stuff you need to know about ThousandValidator Programme on Polkadot and Kusama — by Paradox

Setting up monitoring for your Validator

Global Monitoring Infrastructure for Polkadot and Kusama

Monitoring Substrate node (Polkadot, Kusama, parachains) — Validator guide

Securing Prometheus between your Prometheus Instance and your Polkadot / Kusama Validators

A simple exporter that scrapes the thousand node validator API every few minutes, and exposes that data as a Prometheus endpoint.

Additional rules for the Alert Manager

PANIC for Polkadot is a lightweight yet powerful open-source monitoring and alerting solution for Polkadot nodes by Simply VC.

A tool to deploy a Monitoring System for your Substrate based Nodes in a Kubernetes cluster.

Database backup for fast sync and restore

A repository of Polkadot node database snapshots — regularly updated and fast to download from anywhere in the world.

Automated Backup of Polkadot and Kusama Chain Database to Azure Blob

Validator Payout

This simple tool enables you to create a batch of payout transactions for a given list of validators and/or nominators — automating the process of gathering unclaimed rewards.

A simple command-line application to control the payouts of Substrate validators (Polkadot and Kusama among others).


This tool monitors Paritytech/Polkadot for new releases and updates binaries automatically after validating SHA-256 and PGP Signature/Signer.

Tool to verify your Session keys by Paradox | ParaNodes.io

Element Monitoring Chat Bots




Thousand Validators Leaderboard



Chat rooms

Kusama Chat Rooms

Kusama Announcements

Kusama Direction

Kusama Validator Lounge

Kusama Watercooler

Kusama Cycling Squad

Polkadot Chat rooms

Polkadot Announcements

Polkadot Direction

Polkadot Validator Lounge

Polkadot Watercooler

Polkadot Network Status

Polkadot / Kusama Nominator Lounge

Older Videos just for reference and to get a better understanding of the network.

Polkadot validator node setup with Joe Petrowski and Will Pankiewicz (Video for reference on how to use Terraform)

Running a Kusama Full Node — Crash Course

Running a Validator on Polkadot

Solving the NPoS Problem with Phragmen — Substrate Seminar 25 February 2020


Let me know if you have any questions, found some interesting resources that could be added, or if there are any issues with this database.

Use the resources at your own risk. Verify your configuration in a non-production environment.



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Decentralize the internet by running Validators Nodes on Polkadot and Kusama.