CannaNode VPS Masternode Setup Guide

cannanode edited this page Dec 5, 2018 · 6 revisions


This guide is for a single masternode, on a Ubuntu 16.04 64bit server (VPS) running headless and will be controlled from the wallet on your local computer (Control wallet). The wallet on the the VPS will be referred to as the Remote wallet.

You will need your server details for progressing through this guide.

First the basic requirements:

  1. 1000 CNODE
  2. A main computer (Your everyday computer) – This will run the control wallet, hold your collateral 1000 CNODE and can be turned on and off without affecting the masternode.
  3. Masternode Server (VPS – The computer that will be on 24/7)
  4. A unique IP address for your VPS / Remote wallet

(For security reasons, you’re are going to need a different IP for each masternode you plan to host)

The basic reasoning for these requirements is that, you get to keep your CNODE in your local wallet and host your masternode remotely, securely.


Using the control wallet, enter the debug console (Tools > Debug console) and type the following command: masternode genkey (This will be the masternode’s privkey. We’ll use this later…)

Using the control wallet still, enter the following command: getaccountaddress chooseAnyNameForYourMasternode

Still in the control wallet, send 1000 CNODE to the address you generated in step 2 (Be 100% sure that you entered the address correctly. You can verify this when you paste the address into the “Pay To:” field, the label will autopopulate with the name you chose”, also make sure this is exactly 1000 CNODE; No less, no more.) – Be absolutely 100% sure that this is copied correctly. And then check it again. We cannot help you, if you send 1000 CNODE to an incorrect address.

Still in the control wallet, enter the command into the console: masternode outputs (This gets the proof of transaction of sending 1000 CNODE)

Still on the main computer, go into the CNODE data directory, by default in Windows it’ll be %Appdata%/CNODE or Linux (Ubuntu) ~/.CNODE

Find masternode.conf and add the following line to it:

<Name of Masternode(Use the name you entered earlier for simplicity)> :42066 <The result of Step 1> <Result of Step 4> <The number after the long line in Step 4>

Example: MN1 892WPpkqbr7sr6Si4fdsfssjjapuFzAXwETCrpPJubnrmU6aKzh c8f4965ea57a68d0e6dd384324dfd28cfbe0c801015b973e7331db8ce018716999 1

Substitute it with your own values and without the “<>”s

VPS Remote wallet install

Log in to your VPS console as root or sudo user and copy paste lines:

cd ~ && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unzip nano libboost-system-dev libboost-filesystem-dev libboost-program-options-dev libzmq3-dev libboost-thread-dev software-properties-common -y

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin -y

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libdb4.8-dev libdb4.8++-dev libminiupnpc-dev libevent-2.0-5 libevent-pthreads-2.0-5 libevent-dev -y && wget && unzip

Configuration Cont.

Now on the VPS, edit the CNODE configuration file:

nano ~/.CNODE/CNODE.conf

Make the config look like this:

rpcuser=long random username
rpcpassword=longer random password
masternodeprivkey=Result of Step 1

Make sure to replace rpcuser and rpcpassword with your own.

to exit the editor press Ctrl+o, enter and Ctrl+x

Start your masternode

Now, you need to finally start these things in this order – Start the daemon client in the VPS.

cd && ./cnode/./CNODEd

Now, restart Control wallet, go to Masternode tab, select masternode and press "Start alias"

The following should appear: “Alias: “ “Successfully started masternode”,

Back in the VPS (remote wallet) and check masternode status:

./cnode/./CNODE-cli masternode status

You should see something like:

“txhash” : “334545645643534534324238908f36ff4456454dfffff51311”,
“outputidx” : 0,
“netaddr” : “”,
“addr” : “G6fujc45645645445645R7TiCwexx1LA1”,
“status” : 4,
“message” : “Masternode successfully started”

Congratulations! You have successfully created your masternode!

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