SSV Network - Node Operator Guide

STEP BY STEP GUIDE

SSV Network

is a decentralized staking infrastructure that enables the distributed operation of an Ethereum validator. Your keys are split between multiple entities. By chosing this option you can run an SSV node to provide stakers with a fault tolerant, slashing-free decentralized security layer while generating additional SSV Token rewards.

AVAILABLE ON:

  • ETHEREUM TESTNET

Last Updated: August 2022

PREPARATION

Don’t forget to install a supported server OS – if you need help, follow our server preparation guide!

STEP 1#
LOG INTO YOUR SERVER

STEP 2#
SELECT ONE-CLICK INSTALLATION PRE-SET

STEP 3#
SELECT A SUPPORTED NETWORK

STEP 4#
SELECT THE "SSV NETWORK" PRE-SET

STEP 5#
SET YOUR INSTALLATION OPTION

- you can change your INSTALLATION PATH & CONSENSUS CLIENT selection here as well, if you want to.

STEP 6#
WAIT FOR INSTALLATION

STEP 7#
WAIT FOR SYNCHRONISATION

[BETA NOTE] Currently you can only check your synchronisation progress via Grafana

STEP 8#
CLICK THE APPEARING SSV NETWORK ICON ON THE TOP

STEP 9#
CLICK "REGISTER NEW OPERATOR" & BACK-UP YOUR SECRET OPERATOR KEY

STEP 10#
OPEN THE SSV NETWORK APP IN YOUR DEFAULT BROWSER

https://app.shifu.ssv.network/join
(should happen automatically)

STEP 11#
LOG INTO YOUR METAMASK ACCOUNT
(make sure you are on the right network)

STEP 12#
CLICK REGISTER "OPERATOR" TO START THE REGISTRATION PROCESS

STEP 13#
PICK A "DISPLAY NAME" & COPY YOUR PUBLIC OPERATER PUBLIC KEY FROM STEREUM

STEP 14#
SET AN OPERATOR FEE FOR YOUR SSV NETWORK OPERATOR NODE

STEP 15#
COMPLETE A TRANSACTION TO FINALIZE YOUR REGISTRATION AS A NODE OPERATOR

STEP 16#
YOU ARE NOW A SSV NETWORK NODE OPERATOR!
CONGRATULATIONS!
NOW YOU JUST HAVE TO WAIT FOR SOMEONE TO CHOOSE YOU AS THEIR OPERATOR

After having registered you can always look up your Operator Page by pressing the Operator Page Button!