How to setup a delegate - the easy tutorial¶
This guide will try to show you how to setup all the infrastructure needed to build, run and monitor a delegate easily and effortlessly. We will start from scratch, and end up with a fully functional delegate client running and being monitored for crashes and missed blocks.
Note also that this guide will not only show you the mininum number of steps required to get it working once, but it will try to guide you into using best practices and useful tools that make maintenance of the delegate over time a seamless experience. (For the curious, that means using virtualenvs, tmux, etc... If you have no idea what these are, don’t worry, we’ll get to it)
Once everything it setup properly, building the latest version of the client, running it, and launching the monitoring webapp that publishes feeds and sends you notifications is just a matter of:
$ bts build $ bts run $ bts monitor
In details, these are the following steps that this guide will cover:
- Setup the base OS and build environment
- Install the bts_tools package
- Build and run the BitShares client
- Run the monitoring webapp
Note that there are some choices of software that are quite opinionated in this guide, however this should not be considered as the ony way to do things, but rather just a way that the author thinks makes sense and found convenient for himself.