Validator Optimization Process

In this topic we will help you through the node optimization process, so that validators can earn better rewards by having their nodes run at the optimal levels.

1. Step-1: Stop the running docker

a. Enter command:

cd /opt/validator-node-dockerized

b. Enter command:

docker ps

to check the current running docker.

c. Enter the command:

docker stop etherlite-valnode

to stop running the node

d. Run command: cat .env
This will display the contents of file .env
Copy the Validator node address as we have to add
this in node.toml file

e. Next, to create a file node.toml with the command nano node.toml copy-paste the following configuration settings

#### File node.toml

chain = "genesis.json"
base_path = "./data"

port = 30300
discovery = true
interface = "local"

bootnodes = [

port = 8545
apis = ["eth","net"]
cors = ["*"]

port = 8546
password = ["password"]
unlock = [""]
engine_signer = ""
reseal_on_txs = "none"
force_sealing = true

f. Following that, add your validator address (the one we
previously copied when we ran the cat.env command) in
the empty fields in front of unlock and engine_signer
and in front of the password field, change it to the
location of your password file

g. After Adding the your validator address Press CTRL+X
you will be asked if you want to save. Enter Y and Press

2. Step 2 : Start the validator node in screen

a. Use the rm command to remove the unstable build of openethereum by using the following command:

rm -rf openethereum

b. Download the stable version of openethereum with the following command

curl -SfL '' -o

c. Unzip the downloaded file, enter


After you have unzipped the file, openethereum.exe will be available. Give proper permission to run the file

chmod +x openethereum

d. Download the genesis file of EtherLite by entering the command

curl -SfL '' -o genesis.json

e. Start the screen by entering the following command

screen -S node

f. Enter the following configuration settings to start the validator node
./openethereum --config=node.toml --jsonrpc-port=8545 --jsonrpc-cors=all --jsonrpc-interface=all --jsonrpc-hosts=all --jsonrpc-apis=web3,eth,net,parity --ws-interface=all --ws-apis=web3,eth,net,parity,pubsub --ws-origins=all --ws-hosts=all --ws-max-connections=10 --max-peers=100

(Note: Above config settings have to be entered in a single unbroken command. Please refer below image for better understanding.)

g. Your validator node will start once the process is started you can safely minimize the screen by entering CTRL+ a + d

3. Step 3: To do a health check of your once you have started it, you can use the following command

curl --data '{"method":"eth_syncing","params":[],"id":1,"jsonrpc":"2.0"}' -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST localhost:8545