Run Node

Running testnet

If the build succeed you should now have the cosmware cli in your path (of the cosmware user). Try invoking with cosmwared and you should see output like
Stargate CosmosHub App
newared [command]
Available Commands:
add-genesis-account Add a genesis account to genesis.json
collect-gentxs Collect genesis txs and output a genesis.json file
config Create or query an application CLI configuration file
debug Tool for helping with debugging your application
export Export state to JSON
gentx Generate a genesis tx carrying a self delegation
help Help about any command

Join Testnet

Now we can initialize and join the network
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export CHAIN_ID=arnhemia-01
export MONIKER_NAME="<moniker name>"
newared init "${MONIKER_NAME}" --chain-id ${CHAIN_ID}

Testnet Incentivized Channel

Chain ID
Testnet Incentivized
Testnet Incentivized
Testnet Incentivized
Chain ID
Neware Chain
Replacing <moniker name> with your desired name.
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    Fetch the genesis genesis.json & addrbook.json file
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gitshock-labs/testnet-list/master/testnet/arnhemia -O $HOME/.arnhemia/config/genesis.json
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gitshock-labs/testnet-list/master/testnet/arnhemia -O $HOME/.arnhemia/config/addrbook.json
Now try to start the network
$ newared start
[email protected]:~$ newared start
10:22PM INF starting node with ABCI Tendermint in-process
10:22PM INF Starting multiAppConn service impl=multiAppConn module=proxy
10:22PM INF Starting localClient service connection=query impl=localClient module=abci-client
10:22PM INF Starting localClient service connection=snapshot impl=localClient module=abci-client
10:22PM INF Starting localClient service connection=mempool impl=localClient module=abci-client
10:22PM INF Starting localClient service connection=consensus impl=localClient module=abci-client
And then a whole bunch of log messages while your node is catching up. If this is now verified working it's time to install it as a system level service so it always starts with the machine

Registering service

Drop out of the cosmwared user if you're still in that terminal session. Write exit or type ctrl+d on your keyboard.
(E) Create a service definition file in /etc/systemd/system/cosmwared.service. Example file that fits with our cosmwared install and cosmware runtime user :
Description=Neware Chain Daemon
ExecStart=/home/cosmware/go/bin/newared start --log_level error
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    Reload your systemctl sudo systemctl daemon-reload and enable the service sudo systemctl enable newared
  2. 2.
    And finally start the service with sudo systemctl start newared
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    Check the status of the service with systemctl status newared.service - it should return something like
cosmware.service - Neware Chain Daemon
Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/newared.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: active (running) since Tue 2022-05-24 12:34:26 UTC; 5s ago
Main PID: 18490 (cosmware)
Tasks: 55 (limit: 4541)
Memory: 25.4M
CPU: 4.430s
CGroup: /system.slice/newared.service
└─18490 /home/newared/go/bin/newared start
Once your node is synced. it is time to make it a validator. this can be done on a seperate machine if preferred.
create a key that will be the validators key. I have chosen the creative name of 'validator'
newared keys add validator
copy the seed phrase and put it somewhere safe. you will need to also make note of the address "gtfx1..." and use that in the faucet to get some coins. you can check your balance via
newared query bank balances neware....
The next part is associating your node with your account, creating the validator
export PUBKEY=$( newared tendermint show-validator)
export CHAIN_ID=arnhemia-01
export MONIKER_NAME="<your moniker>"
cosmwared tx staking create-validator --moniker="${MONIKER_NAME}" \
--amount=1000000ugtfx \
--gas-prices=1ugtfx \
--pubkey=$PUBKEY \
--from=validator \
--yes \
--node=tcp://localhost:26657 \
--chain-id=${CHAIN_ID} \
--commission-max-change-rate=0.01 \
--commission-max-rate=0.20 \
--commission-rate=0.10 \
now your node should be present.
newared query staking validators | grep details
please remember to also back up $HOME/.cosmware/config/priv_validator_key.json if you lose this, you are toast.

Adding more peers.

you should modify /etc/security/limits.conf and add
* soft nofile 65535
* hard nofile 65535
you can then modify the config.toml to increase connections. This may cost you more in ingress/egress charges.
max_open_connections = 1900
max_num_inbound_peers = 50
max_num_outbound_peers = 50