CONNECT TO THE VIRTUAL SERVER
We use Remote Desktop Client which is installed on every Windows machine localy. If you have problems connecting to your virtual Server please check your Serverhoster for a How To.
MODIFY YOUR VIRTUAL SERVER FIREWALL TO ALLOW PORTS
Click on the Start Button of Windows and type “Firewall” – Open “Firewall with Advanced Security”.
Navigate to “Inbound Rules” and define a new Rule.
Then you can continue with NEXT and NEXT and at the last Point “NAME” you can define the Name of the Inbound Rule, feel free to choose any Name you like and click Finish.
Once you clicked on Finish you will now see an Inbound Rule called MASTERNODES. Now double Click on this Rule and a PopUp will appear.
Change the Settings of the “PROTOCOLS AND PORTS” Tab to the following Values:
RESTART FIREWALL TO APPLY CHANGES TO THE PORTS
Now we have to restart our Firewall to enable the Settings. You can also restart the Virtual Server but a Service restart is way faster.
Click again on the Windows Button and type “SERVICES”. Open this Desktop App.
Navigate down to “Windows Firewall”, right click on it and choose “Restart”.
Your Server will turn Black for a Second and come back. You have now prepared your Server to allow the Ports we need to host a Masternode.
MODIFY THE MONKEY.CONF OF MONKEY WALLET
Open the QT Wallet, let it sync to the latest Block and navigate to “TOOLS” and choose “OPEN WALLET CONFIGURATION FILE”.
Please put the following Lines into your Configuration file:
masternodeprivkey=INSERT THE KEY FROM YOUR MASTERNODE.CONF FILE HERE
port=INSERT THE PORT FROM YOUR MASTERNODE.CONF FILE HERE
Depending on the tutorial Setup it has to look like this:
Save the file when you entered your Values and restart your MONKEY Wallet.
START YOUR MASTERNODE ON THE HOT WALLET
Your Cold Wallet Setup is now finished, you can now go to your HOT WALLET on your local machine and open the MASTERNODE Tab.
You can now start your Masternode Alias!
Your Masternode is now started and ready!
VERIFY THAT YOUR MASTERNODE RUNS
If you are not sure if your Masternode is running correct you have one easy way to check if your setup was correct.
Open your COLD WALLET again and open the Console ( “TOOLS” “DEBUG” ). Here you can write masternode status
If you followed all steps, enabled your Firewall Ports correct and inserted the correct Keys you will see “Masternode succesfully started”. You are finished now and only have to wait for your Masternode Rewards appearing.