The process of setting up a remote XLR Masternode may seem daunting but you only need to follow a few steps.
Start with the checklist and work your way through the steps.
Step 0 – Checklist
You will need the following.
- 1,000.1 XLR coins. You only need 1,000 for your masternode, but do need a bit more to make the transaction.
- Latest version of the XLR wallet – check the Solaris website for the official version
- 10 minutes of your time
Step 1 – Enable Coin Control
Go to Settings, select Options, Wallet, and tick Enable Coin Control.
Step 2 – Create Receive Address
Select RECEIVE, Type your masternode’s Alias into LABEL. Alias can be anything, we often go with MN1 or MN2 etc… Then click Request Payment.
Step 3 – Send 1000 XLR to new address
Copy Address and close window.
Then select SEND
- Paste the new address in PAY TO:
- Type 1000 in Amount.
- Click yellow button Send at the bottom left
- Click okay to confirm the transaction fee
Must be 1000 XLR – do not alter this number for fees, etc. and send the amount in one single transaction.
If you have a masternode already set up, you MUST use COIN CONTROL so coins are not sent from an existing masternode.
Step 4 – Email NODEshare your Address
You will receive an email with the title “Solaris Masternode Order Confirmation”. Simply reply to this email with your address from Step 2 in the message and send it back to us
Step 5 – Configure your local wallet
NODEshare will respond with a completed masternode.conf file – it is the file you need to setup your end of the wallet.
You will need to open the Solaris Folder in APPDATA. To reach this folder – start in File Explorer and follow the following tree
This PC > OS (C:) > Users > Login Name > Appdata > Roaming > Solaris
Paste the masternode.conf into the Solaris diretory and save it.
If you can not see APPDATA – see this link on Microsoft for help. If you use an OS X wallet your directory will be in ~/Library/Application Support/Solaris.
Step 6 – Restart wallet & Unlock the collateral
Re-open your wallet so the changes from the masternode.conf take effect.
Select the SEND tab, click on INPUT. In list mode there is a lock next to your 1000 XLR collateral amount.
Click on the lock – click on “unlock unspent” within the dropdown. Now your collateral is unlocked.
Step 7 – Start Masternode
Select the Masternode Tab, select the the alias you created earlier and click “Start Alias”.
A message will appear that the Masternode was started successfully.
If you have errors: 1st Recheck your work.
- If you get the “could not allocate vin error” – check coin control and make sure that 1000 coins are in the specified address and that the collateral is unlocked as well as your wallet.
- If you get the error “could not allocate txin” or “could not allocate IP” – start your masternode through the debug console. Run the command:
startmasternode all 0