Step 5: Monitoring and Updating Your Node

2 min readJul 18, 2022

You may read the journal tail as below:

  • Validator: A “Validator” will indicate you are an active validator.
  • 73 validators: Total 73 validators on the network.
  • 30 peers: You currently have 30 peers. You need at least 3 peers to reach consensus and start validating.
  • #46199418: block — Look to ensure blocks are moving.


A proposal by a validator indicates they would like to enter the validator set, in order for a proposal to be accepted it must meet the minimum seat price.

Validators Current

This shows a list of active validators in the current epoch, the number of blocks produced, number of blocks expected, and online rate. Used to monitor if a validator is having issues.

Validators Next

This shows validators whose proposal was accepted one epoch ago, and that will enter the validator set in the next epoch.


Any node within the network offers RPC services on port 3030 as long as the port is open in the nodes firewall. The NEAR-CLI uses RPC calls behind the scenes. Common uses for RPC are to check on validator stats, node version and to see delegator stake, although it can be used to interact with the blockchain, accounts and contracts overall.

Find many commands and how to use them in more detail here

Congratulations! You are now a Shardnet Validator

Disk Space Monitoring: You may want to check this script to monitor your system and to get telegram alerts for system disk spaces.

Update your node with new Commit

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