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Node operation and configuration

Start Node

Run docker-compose up.
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$ docker-compose up -d
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The docker ps command shows the list of running docker containers.
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$ docker ps
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CONTAINER ID IMAGE COMMAND CREATED STATUS PORTS NAMES
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0de99e33cdc9 iconloop/prep-node:1910261021xc97f33 "/src/entrypoint.sh" 2 minutes ago Up 2 minutes(healthy) 0.0.0.0:7100->7100/tcp, 0.0.0.0:9000->9000/tcp prep_prep_1
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Corresponding columns,
Column
Description
CONTAINER ID
Container ID
IMAGE
P-Rep Node's image name
COMMAND
The script will be executed whenever a P-Rep Node container is run
STATUS
Healthcheck status. One of "starting" , "healthy", "unhealthy" or "none"
PORTS
Exposed ports on the running container
NAMES
Container name
You can read the container booting log from the log folder.
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$ tail -f data/PREP-MainNet/log/booting_20190419.log
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[2019-10-28 10:43:05.204] Your IP: xx.xx.xx.xx
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[2019-10-28 10:43:05.209] RPC_PORT: 9000 / RPC_WORKER: 3
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[2019-10-28 10:43:05.214] DEFAULT_PATH=/data/mainnet in Docker Container
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[2019-10-28 10:43:05.219] DEFAULT_LOG_PATH=/data/mainnet/log
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[2019-10-28 10:43:05.224] DEFAULT_STORAGE_PATH=/data/mainnet/.storage
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[2019-10-28 10:43:05.229] scoreRootPath=/data/mainnet/.score_data/score
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[2019-10-28 10:43:05.234] stateDbRootPath=/data/mainnet/.score_data/db
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[2019-10-28 10:43:05.239] Time synchronization with NTP / NTP SERVER: time.google.com
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[2019-10-28 10:43:12.022] P-REP package version info - _1910261021xc97f33
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[2019-10-28 10:43:12.853] iconcommons 1.1.2
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iconrpcserver 1.4.5
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iconsdk 1.2.0
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iconservice 1.5.15
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loopchain 2.4.16
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Entrypoint.sh Diagram

Stop Node

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$ docker-compose down
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View Node Status

Check the current state and information of the prep-node

API Checks

The current state of a node can be confirmed by /api/v1/status/peer and /api/v1/avail/peer API functions. The response data are the same, but HTTP response codes are different.
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$ curl localhost:9000/api/v1/status/peer
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{
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"made_block_count": 0,
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"leader_made_block_count": 7,
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"status": "Service is online: 0",
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"state": "Watch",
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"service_available": true,
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"peer_type": "0",
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"audience_count": "0",
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"consensus": "siever",
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"peer_id": "hx72bff0f887ef183bde1391dc61375f096e75c74a",
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"block_height": 10106994,
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"round": 0,
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"epoch_height": 10106995,
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"unconfirmed_block_height": -1,
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"total_tx": 72003516,
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"unconfirmed_tx": 0,
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"peer_target": "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:7100",
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"leader_complaint": 1,
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"peer_count": 24,
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"leader": "hxc9e36a98a3fca0b636eb822ff5a96db658e4bb88",
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"epoch_leader": "hxc9e36a98a3fca0b636eb822ff5a96db658e4bb88",
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"versions": {
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"loopchain": "2.4.16",
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"iconservice": "1.5.15",
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"iconrpcserver": "1.4.5",
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"iconcommons": "1.1.2",
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"earlgrey": "0.0.4"
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},
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"mq": {
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"peer": {
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"message_count": 0
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},
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"channel": {
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"message_count": 0
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},
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"score": {
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"message_count": 0
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}
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}
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}
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    /api/v1/avail/peer returns HTTP response 503 when the service is unavailable
This is useful when performing a health check based on the HTTP response code of the load balancer.
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#Return HTTP 503 Service Unavailable
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state : InitComponents, EvaluateNetwork, BlockSync, SubscribeNetwork
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    /api/v1/status/peer returns 200 OK at BlockSync
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$ curl -i localhost:9000/api/v1/status/peer
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HTTP/1.1 200 OK
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Connection: close
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Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *
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Content-Length: 573
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Content-Type: application/json
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{
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"made_block_count": 0,
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"leader_made_block_count": 7,
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"status": "Service is online: 0",
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"state": "Watch",
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"service_available": true,
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"peer_type": "0",
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"audience_count": "0",
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"consensus": "siever",
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"peer_id": "hx72bff0f887ef183bde1391dc61375f096e75c74a",
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"block_height": 10106994,
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"round": 0,
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"epoch_height": 10106995,
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"unconfirmed_block_height": -1,
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"total_tx": 72003516,
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"unconfirmed_tx": 0,
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"peer_target": "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:7100",
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"leader_complaint": 1,
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"peer_count": 24,
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"leader": "hxc9e36a98a3fca0b636eb822ff5a96db658e4bb88",
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"epoch_leader": "hxc9e36a98a3fca0b636eb822ff5a96db658e4bb88",
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"versions": {
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"loopchain": "2.4.16",
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"iconservice": "1.5.15",
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"iconrpcserver": "1.4.5",
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"iconcommons": "1.1.2",
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"earlgrey": "0.0.4"
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},
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"mq": {
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"peer": {
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"message_count": 0
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},
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"channel": {
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"message_count": 0
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},
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"score": {
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"message_count": 0
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}
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}
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}
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    /api/v1/avail/peer returns 503 OK at BlockSync
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$ curl -i localhost:9000/api/v1/avail/peer
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HTTP/1.1 503 Service Unavailable
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Connection: close
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Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *
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Content-Length: 573
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Content-Type: application/json
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{
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"made_block_count": 0,
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"leader_made_block_count": 7,
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"status": "Service is online: 0",
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"state": "Watch",
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"service_available": true,
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"peer_type": "0",
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"audience_count": "0",
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"consensus": "siever",
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"peer_id": "hx72bff0f887ef183bde1391dc61375f096e75c74a",
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"block_height": 10106994,
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"round": 0,
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"epoch_height": 10106995,
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"unconfirmed_block_height": -1,
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"total_tx": 72003516,
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"unconfirmed_tx": 0,
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"peer_target": "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:7100",
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"leader_complaint": 1,
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"peer_count": 24,
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"leader": "hxc9e36a98a3fca0b636eb822ff5a96db658e4bb88",
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"epoch_leader": "hxc9e36a98a3fca0b636eb822ff5a96db658e4bb88",
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"versions": {
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"loopchain": "2.4.16",
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"iconservice": "1.5.15",
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"iconrpcserver": "1.4.5",
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"iconcommons": "1.1.2",
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"earlgrey": "0.0.4"
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},
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"mq": {
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"peer": {
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"message_count": 0
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},
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"channel": {
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"message_count": 0
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},
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"score": {
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"message_count": 0
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}
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}
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}
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Node Status Detail

value name
Description
Reason or allowed value
made_block_count
number of block generated by node
Reset when node became a leader after a rotation or reorerated.
status
service on / off status
"Service is online: 1" : Working (leader status) "Service is online: 0" : Working (not a leader status) "Service is offline: block height sync" : block sync condition "Service is offline: mq down" ": channel mq issue
state
node condition
detailed information (display at bottom)
service_available
service condition
[ true / false ]
peer_type
classify leader node and verifying node
"0" : verifying node "1" : leader node
audience_count
DEPRECATION, It will be remove
consensus
consensus algorithm
"siever" : current consensus algorithm "LFT" : consensus algorithm that will adapt in the future
peer_id
unique address of node
40 digit HEX string
block_height
Current block height of node
round
number of counts for current block consensus process
The count increases by one when leader node fails to process transaction and leader complaint is occured or consensus is failed. The count reset when block generation is complete
epoch_height
block heights of processing block. In case of citizen nodes, their block heights stop at SubscribeNetwork block heights because they don’t participate in consensus.
unconfirmed_block_height
block heights of unprocessed block
same as epoch_height
total_tx
Total number of tx until current block
unconfirmed_tx
number of unprocessed tx that hold by queue if it holds by leader more than one minute leader complaint will occur
peer_target
IP address and port of node
"IP:PORT"
leader_complaint
DEPRECATION, It will be remove
peer_count
total number of nodes in blockchain network
leader
Unique address of a leader node
40 digit HEX string
epoch_leader
Unique address of a leader node in consensus process
40 digit HEX string
mq.peer.message_count
Accumulated number of messages in pier MQ
Presents ‘-1’ when an error occurs and details can be found in "error"
mq.channel.message_count
Accumulated number of messages in channel MQ
Presents ‘-1’ when an error occurs and details can be found in "error"
mq.score.message_count
Accumulated number of messages in SCORE MQ
Presents ‘-1’ when an error occurs and details can be found in "error"

State Detail

State Value
Description
InitComponents
Channel Service initial state
Consensus
Loopchain Consensus begins. Convert to BlockHeightSync automatically
BlockHeightSync
Block height Sync state begins. Convert to EvaluateNetwork automatically
EvaluateNetwork
Evaluate the BlockSync state by checking the network status
BlockSync
Block Sync loop.
SubscribeNetwork
Determine the type depending on the node type. A citizen node requests the block generation message to a parent node.
Watch
Citizen node default state. Relay transaction and sync the blocks created by a parent node
Vote
Status of validating and voting blocks created by the leader
LeaderComplain
Status of requesting leader complain for current leader and wait for complain
BlockGenerate
Status of leader creating a block
GracefulShutdown
End Process

Docker Environment Variables

If you want to change the TimeZone, open docker-compose.yml in a text editor and add the following content:
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version: "3"
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services:
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prep-node:
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image: "iconloop/prep-node:1910261021xc97f33"
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container_name: "prep-mainnet"
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network_mode: host
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restart: "always"
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environment:
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NETWORK_ENV: "mainnet"
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SWITCH_BH_VERSION3: "10324749"
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CERT_PATH: "/cert"
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LOOPCHAIN_LOG_LEVEL: "DEBUG"
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ICON_LOG_LEVEL: "DEBUG"
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FASTEST_START: "yes" # Restore from lastest snapshot DB
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PRIVATE_KEY_FILENAME: "{YOUR_KEYSTORE or YOUR_CERTKEY FILENAME}" # only file name
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PRIVATE_PASSWORD: "{YOUR_KEY_PASSWORD}"
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TZ: "America/Los_Angeles" # Added content to change the TimeZone
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cap_add:
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- SYS_TIME
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volumes:
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- ./data:/data # mount a data volumes
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- ./cert:/cert # Automatically generate cert key files here
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ports:
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- 9000:9000
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- 7100:7100
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The P-Rep Node image supports the following environment variables:
Environment variable
Description
Default value
Allowed value
IPADDR
Setting the IP address
$EXT_IPADDR
LOCAL_TEST
false
false
TZ
Setting the TimeZone Environment
Asia/Seoul
NETWORK_ENV
Network Environment name
PREP-TestNet
mainnet, PREP-TestNet
SERVICE
Service Name
default
SERVICE_API
SERVICE_API URI
URI
ENDPOINT_URL
ENDPOINT API URI
URI
NTP_SERVER
NTP SERVER ADDRESS
time.google.com
NTP_REFRESH_TIME
NTP refresh time
21600
FIND_NEIGHBOR
Find fastest neighborhood PRrep
false
DEFAULT_PATH
Setting the Default Root PATH
/data/${NETWORK_ENV}
DEFAULT_LOG_PATH
Setting the logging path
${DEFAULT_PATH}/log
DEFAULT_STORAGE_PATH
block DB will be stored
${DEFAULT_PATH}/.storage
USE_NAT
if you want to use NAT Network
no
NETWORK_NAME
VIEW_CONFIG
for check deployment state
false
boolean (true/false)
USE_MQ_ADMIN
Enable RabbitMQ management Web interface.The management UI can be accessed using a Web browser at http://{node-hostname}:15672/
false
boolean (true/false)
MQ_ADMIN
RabbitMQ management username
admin
MQ_PASSWORD
RabbitMQ management password
iamicon
LOOPCHAIN_LOG_LEVEL
loopchain log level
INFO
DEBUG, INFO, WARNING, ERROR
ICON_LOG_LEVEL
iconservice log level
INFO
DEBUG, INFO, WARNING, ERROR
LOG_OUTPUT_TYPE
loopchain's output log type
file
file, console
outputType
iconservice's output log type
$LOG_OUTPUT_TYPE
file, console
CONF_PATH
Setting the configure file path
/${APP_DIR}/conf
CERT_PATH
Setting the certificate key file path
/${APP_DIR}/cert
REDIRECT_PROTOCOL
http
http
SUBSCRIBE_USE_HTTPS
false
false
ICON_NID
Setting the ICON Network ID number
0x50
ALLOW_MAKE_EMPTY_BLOCK
false
false
score_fee
true
true
score_audit
false
false
scoreRootPath
${DEFAULT_PATH}/.score_data/score
${DEFAULT_PATH}/.score_data/score
stateDbRootPath
${DEFAULT_PATH}/.score_data/db
${DEFAULT_PATH}/.score_data/db
iissDbRootPath
${DEFAULT_PATH}/.iissDb
${DEFAULT_PATH}/.iissDb
CHANNEL_BUILTIN
boolean (true/false)
true
PEER_NAME
uname
uname
PUBLIC_PATH
public cert key location
${CERT_PATH}/${IPADDR}_public.der
PRIVATE_PATH
private cert key location
${CERT_PATH}/${IPADDR}_private.der
PRIVATE_PASSWORD
private cert key password
test
LOAD_PEERS_FROM_IISS
true
true
CHANNEL_MANAGE_DATA_PATH
${CONF_PATH}/channel_manange_data.json
${CONF_PATH}/channel_manange_data.json
GENESIS_DATA_PATH
${CONF_PATH}/genesis.json
${CONF_PATH}/genesis.json
BLOCK_VERSIONS
NEXT_BLOCK_VERSION_HEIGHT
FORCE_RUN_MODE
Setting the loopchain running parameter e.g. if FORCE_RUN_MODE is
configure_json
${CONF_PATH}/configure.json
${CONF_PATH}/configure.json
iconservice_json
${CONF_PATH}/iconservice.json
${CONF_PATH}/iconservice.json
iconrpcserver_json
${CONF_PATH}/iconrpcserver.json
${CONF_PATH}/iconrpcserver.json
ICON_REVISION
4
4
ROLE_SWITCH_BLOCK_HEIGHT
1
1
mainPRepCount
22
22
mainAndSubPRepCount
100
100
decentralizeTrigger
0.002
0.002
RPC_PORT
Choose a RPC service port
9000
RPC_WORKER
Setting the number of RPC workers
3
RPC_GRACEFUL_TIMEOUT
rpc graceful timeout
0
PRIVATE_KEY_FILENAME
YOUR_KEYSTORE or YOUR_CERTKEY FILENAME
FileName
PRIVATE_PASSWORD
YOUR_KEY_PASSWORD
String

Troubleshooting

Q: How to check if a container is running or not?

The docker ps command shows the list of running docker containers.
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$ docker ps
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CONTAINER ID IMAGE COMMAND CREATED STATUS PORTS NAMES
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0de99e33cdc9 iconloop/prep-node:1910261021xc97f33 "/src/entrypoint.sh" 2 minutes ago Up 2 minutes(healthy) 0.0.0.0:7100->7100/tcp, 0.0.0.0:9000->9000/tcp prep_prep_1
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You should look under the STATUS field to see if the container is up and in healthy state.
Inside the container, there is a healthcheck script running with the following configuration. It will return unhealthy when it fails.
Healthcheck option
value
retries
4
interval
30s
timeout
20s
start-period
60s
The container can have three states:
    starting - container just starts
    healthy - when the health check passes
    unhealthy - when the health check fails
If the container does not start properly or went down unexpectedly, please check the booting.log. Below is the log messages on success.
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$ cat data/PREP-MainNet/log/booting_${DATE}.log
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[2019-10-28 10:43:05.204] Your IP: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
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[2019-10-28 10:43:05.209] RPC_PORT: 9000 / RPC_WORKER: 3
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[2019-10-28 10:43:05.214] DEFAULT_PATH=/data/mainnet in Docker Container
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[2019-10-28 10:43:05.219] DEFAULT_LOG_PATH=/data/mainnet/log
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[2019-10-28 10:43:05.224] DEFAULT_STORAGE_PATH=/data/mainnet/.storage
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[2019-10-28 10:43:05.229] scoreRootPath=/data/mainnet/.score_data/score
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[2019-10-28 10:43:05.234] stateDbRootPath=/data/mainnet/.score_data/db
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[2019-10-28 10:43:05.239] Time synchronization with NTP / NTP SERVER: time.google.com
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[2019-10-28 10:43:12.022] P-REP package version info - _1910261021xc97f33
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[2019-10-28 10:43:12.853] iconcommons 1.1.2
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iconrpcserver 1.4.5
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iconsdk 1.2.0
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iconservice 1.5.15
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loopchain 2.4.16
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Q: How to locate errors from logs?

Error log messages example

Grep the ERROR messages from the log files to find the possible cause of the failure.
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$ cat data/PREP-MainNet/log/booting_${DATE}.log | grep ERROR
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[2019-08-12 02:08:48.746] [ERROR] Download Failed - http://20.20.1.149:5000/cert/20.20.1.195_public.der status_code=000
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[2019-08-12 01:58:46.439] [ERROR] Unauthorized IP address, Please contact our support team
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Docker container generates these log files below

booting.log
    The log file contains the errors that occurred when the docker container starts up.
iconrpcserver.log
    The log file contains information about the request/response message handling going through the iconrpcserver.
iconservice.log
    The log file contains the internals of ICON Service
loopchain.channel-txcreator-icon_dex_broadcast.icon_dex.log
    The log file contains information about TX broadcast from a node to other nodes
loopchain.channel-txcreator.icon_dex.log
    The log file contains information about the process of confirming TXƒ
loopchain.channel-txreceiver.icon_dex.log
    The log file contains information about receiving the broadcasted TX from a node.
loopchain.channel.icon_dex.log
    The log file contains information about internals of loopchain engine

Q: How to monitor different resources?

We recommend the following tools for resource monitoring
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    Network monitoring - iftop, nethogs, vnstat
    2.
    CPU/Memory monitoring - top, htop
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    Disk I/O monitoring - iostat, iotop
    4.
    Docker monitoring - docker stats, ctop
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