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Ventura Masternode Install Script

Use this script on a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 - MUST BE 16.04 x64

This guide is meant for setting up a HOT/COLD SETUP WITH WINDOWS AND LINUX.

Use this script on a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 - MUST BE 16.04 x64

Part 1 - Sending Collateral Coins

  1. Open your Windows wallet - MAKE SURE IT IS SYNCED WITH THE NETWORK
  2. Go to Tools -> Debug Console
  3. Type: getaccountaddress MN# (# is your masternode number you want to use)
  4. Send 1500 ZVT to this address
  5. Go to Tools -> Debug Console
  6. Type: masternode outputs (This can take a minute before an output is shown)
  7. Type: masternode genkey
  8. Save your TX ID (The first number) and your Index Number (Second number, either a 1 or 0)
  9. Save your generated key as well as this will be needed in your VPS as your private key
  10. Save these with a notepad
  11. Close the wallet
  12. Move to Part 2 for now

Part 2 - Getting your Linux VPS Started Up (Read all instructions and follow prompts closely)

  1. Connect to your linux vps AS ROOT (AWS USERS USE sudo -i TO LOGIN AS ROOT), copy and paste the following line into your VPS. Double click to highlight the entire line, copy it, and right click into Putty or Shift + Insert to paste.
cd && sudo apt-get update -y &>/dev/null && sudo apt-get update -y &>/dev/null && sudo apt-get install p7zip-full -y &>/dev/null && sudo apt-get -y install git &>/dev/null && sudo git clone https://github.com/Venturacoin/venturamn &>/dev/null && cd venturamn/ &>/dev/null && sudo bash install.sh && cd && rm -r venturamn/ 
  1. follow the prompts closely and don't mess it up!
  2. Move to Part 3

Part 3 - Editing your Windows Config File

  1. Open your wallet
  2. Go to Tools -> Open Masternode Configuration File
  3. Enter the following on one single line after the example configuration <alias> <ip>:21121 <private_key> <tx_id> <index>
  4. It should look something like this: mn1 127.0.0.1:21121 93HaYBVUCYjEMeeH1Y4sBGLALQZE1Yc1K64xiqgX37tGBDQL8Xg 2bcd3c84c84f87eaa86e4e56834c92927a07f9e18718810b92e0d0324456a67c 0
  5. Save and close the file and restart your wallet.

Part 4 - Starting the Masternode

  1. In your wallet, go to Tools -> Debug Console
  2. Enter masternode start-alias <alias> with <alias> being the name of your masternode from Part 3
  3. Enjoy! You can start this process over again for another MN on a fresh Linux VPS!

Part 5 - Checking Masternode Status

  1. After running the command in step 4, go back to your VPS
  2. Enter cd to get back to your root directory
  3. Enter ventura-cli masternode status
  4. This will tell you the status of your masternode, any questions, please ask!

Recommended Tools

  • Putty - Easy to use and customizable SSH client.
  • SuperPutty - This allows you to have multiple Putty tabs open in one window, allowing you to easily organize and switch between masternode servers.