First off, apologies if this has been asked and answered somewhere else. I did try looking but couldn’t find anything.
I’ve been looking at trying to setup a validator for a little while. Originally tried to see if i could find an old pnode to buy and reset but that doesn’t seem to be an option.
So my next choice was to try and setup a vnode on my own computer. I need to admit at this point I’m not very adept on linux, much more used to windows.
However I run UnRaid at the moment on my machine and create a virtual Windows instance for my daily computing.
I’m wondering if anyone has created a vnode on a virtual instance of Linux and would have guidance on some of rhe setup?
Or I see a lot of talk about dockers, and unraid itself let’s me run what it calls dockers that to what I can understand are self contained programs run directly on the unraid server. So would it be possible to run a vnode validator as one of these docker instances directly on unraid?
So far, with having not a lot of knowledge around the above, I have attempted to setup the vnode on the windows virtual machine so far, and it seems to start as some sort of service but I can’t find anyway to get my mobile app to recognise the node. I suspect I’m doing something wrong with opening ports or redirecting traffic. Is there some troubleshooting options I can run to try and figure out what is going wrong?
I’m hoping if there is a way to run it directly from unraid too, then this could open the running of nodes to a whole new group of users running unraid?
Appreciate any help people can offer me.