Solaris Masternode Setup

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

  1. Paste the new address in PAY TO:
  2. Type 1000 in Amount.
  3. Click yellow button Send at the bottom left
  4. 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


Happy Dividends!