Polkadot/Kusama Validator Resource Database
I have compiled a list of resources for people running Validators on Polkadot and Kusama networks.
Digital Ocean Server Setup
Video instructions for Setting up Secure Validator Node
Setting up your node for Polkadot and Kusama Validators nodes using Secure Validator Setup great videos by Paradox | ParaNodes.io.
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
Thousand Validator — Onboarding video — Part 1 https://youtu.be/eSSfXuKPuak
Thousand Validator — Onboarding video — Part 2 https://youtu.be/Z9ojU-Jtd58
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
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.
Here is my little script for setting more automated upgrades or downgrades of Secure Validator. (Make sure to test on Non-Production Environment)
Tool to verify your Session keys by Paradox | ParaNodes.io
Element Monitoring Chat Bots
@kusama_1kv_bot (only for members Thousand Validator Programme)
@polkadot_1kv_bot (only for members Thousand Validator Programme)
Thousand Validators Leaderboard
https://vegas1kv.com/ — my creation, let me know what you think
Kusama Chat Rooms
Kusama Validator Lounge
Kusama Cycling Squad
Polkadot Chat rooms
Polkadot Validator Lounge
Polkadot Network Status
Polkadot / Kusama Nominator Lounge
Also, check out Polkadot and Kusama's Official Chat room on Discord.
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
Digital Ocean — https://m.do.co/c/21046a4e502d
Linode — https://cloud.linode.com/linodes
OVH — https://www.ovh.com.au/
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.
Support our Validators.
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Kusama — VEGAS_LIFE_MAIN Dq97kmsJXGTciU1eMXZMAp4D41Y9e7kQ4hmFBfZW7YD4CCf
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Polkadex — VEGAS_LIFE esnagrZi6HSSn3Wt8Cqq1PSEdVx6iwHQdVFsKq2UG5Dy5HChA