The Symbol Supernode issues have been resolved and tested in both a development environment and NGL nodes on the public testnet. We are now ready for community testing.
This allows us to ensure the different hosting/OS/config settings in the wider network behave the same as our reference platforms.
We encourage anyone who wants to get involved in the testing, and particularly those who intend to enrol a Supernode on Mainnet, to please follow the guides below and let us know if there is anything missing, there are any problems etc (via Github for problem reports).
If you have Bootstrap already running, you will need to update to the latest version which includes the new agent.
Step by Step Guide: Enrolling to the Supernode program — Symbol Documentation - please ensure you use the TESTNET commands
Bootstrap v1.0.5 has been released Release [1.0.5] - May-3-2021 · nemtech/symbol-bootstrap · GitHub
Testnet has been refreshed since launch and the enrolment process is now different, so anyone who enrolled via the previous process or on older Testnet will need to re-enrol.
To upgrade an older Bootstrap you will need to run the command below:
npm install -g symbol-bootstrap
If you have an existing node running via bootstrap then you should add the
--upgrade option to your start command after upgrading Bootstrap - this will pull down the new agent etc for you.
Following community testing on Testnet, we will schedule a launch date for Mainnet, this is dependent on any issues found on Testnet and how many/how quickly community nodes enrol on Testnet. At this stage we expect to require minimum 1-2 weeks of a reasonable number of community nodes running on Testnet before scheduling launch
Any questions please do let us know