Confirm the IP address and identity pubkey of your validator is visible in the gossip network by running:
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:
Check Vote Activity
solana vote-account command displays the recent voting activity from
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:
Metrics are available for local monitoring of your validator.
Docker must be installed and the current user added to the docker group. Then
solana-metrics.tar.bz2 from the Github Release and run
A local InfluxDB and Grafana instance is now running on your machine. Define
SOLANA_METRICS_CONFIG in your environment as described at the end of the
start.sh output and restart your validator.
Metrics should now be streaming and visible from your local Grafana dashboard.
Timezone For Log Messages
Log messages emitted by your validator include a timestamp. When sharing logs with others to help triage issues, that timestamp can cause confusion as it does not contain timezone information.
To make it easier to compare logs between different sources we request that everybody use Pacific Time on their validator nodes. In Linux this can be accomplished by running: