This is a Guide to create a Hilux Masternode in Windows Using Your Hot Wallet.
Note that this guide will require you to run your windows wallet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you shut down your windows wallet, you will need to click Start Alias again and your rewards will delay.
This guide was written by MadCatMining and shout out to him for his great explanation.
HILUX Coin WINDOWS single “Hot Wallet”
Masternode setup guide.
Welcome to HILUX (HLX) Masternode setup guide. Here we will skip the initial HILUX wallet download and installation on your Windows driven Personal Computer (PC) at home or rented Virtual Private Server (VPS). This guide will assist you to raise a “Hot Wallet” Masternode which will require you to keep this computer running 24/7. Let’s begin..
- Open up your HILUX wallet.
If it’s a newly installed wallet, and you are not importing any backed up private keys, we’ll need to check and note down a receiving wallet address.
- Click “Receive” button at the bottom tabs.
Here we will choose a “My Addresses…” button at the top right corner.
- Next step is to either use an existing address labeled “(no label)” and to leave its’ label as it is, or rename it by double clicking on it. NOTE: your new wallet will have only one address.
If you choose to create new receiving address specially for Masternode – hit “+ New” button at this window left bottom corner. New address creation window will pop up.
Fill up the “Label” window with something meaningful (like MN_Wallet_Address), or leave it blank. I’ll leave it at your discretion.
- Now that we have a wallet address to send a collateral funds to – lets do so and send exactly 1000 HLX to it.
NOTE: Transaction fee should not be included into this amount, so the sending wallet should have at least 1001 HLX to cover a transaction fee.
Secondary option – if you would like to raise a Masternode with the existing wallet address which already contains a required amount of HLX or more, you’ll have to create a transaction from this wallet into receiving wallet address where your current funds are.
It’s like sending 1000 HLX from wallet address HCjxpV1Whhc52hdL8BrdCiPU7YDBn5x7Ym into wallet address HCjxpV1Whhc52hdL8BrdCiPU7YDBn5x7Ym.NOTE: in this case you will see only transaction fee deducted from your wallet.
Now that we’ve dealt with the wallet addresses and collateral funds, we can move on with Masternode setup.
- Move to “Tools” tab at the bottom of the wallet screen and choose a “Console” tab at the top.
At the console prompt we’ll need to type in a command: masternode genkey
This command creates a Masternode “Private key” (masternodeprivkey) which we will need a bit later. So for now – create a temporary notepad text file on your Desktop and copy that generated private key there.
Every time you enter that command into console – a new key will be generated, and the previous will be discarded. So have only last one saved for use in configuration files.
- Next move is to patiently wait for your collateral fund transaction to get at least 6 confirmations. Only after that we’ll be able to receive the output with our next console command:
NOTE: if upon entering “masternode outputs” command you do not get this “long line” inside “[ ]” brackets (collateral_output_txid) – you either haven’t waited for minimum 6 transaction confirmations or have included a transaction fee into 1000 HLX collateral and ended up with ~999.998 HLX in your Masternode wallet address.
NOTE: “collateral_output_txid” is a constant and is tied to your collateral sum on this wallet address. It will not change or disappear unless you purposely unlock your collateral sum in “Coin Control” window and mark it to be used to send somewhere else.
Copy that line without quotes and paste it to notepad txt file where you already have a Masternode private key. Note the last digit of the outputs in a separate quotes (collateral_output_index) – we’ll need that too!
For Masternode set up an external (public) IP address is required. The easiest to find it out (if you are not sure or do not know) is to head to google.com page and search for “myip” word. And google shall answer you. As an example we will use an imaginary 259.457.947.124 IP address.
Head to wallet “Settings” bottom tab. Here we’ll be utilizing an “Open Wallet Configuration File” and “Open Masternode Configuration File” buttons/links.
THE IMPORTANT PART:
- Hit that “Open Wallet Configuration File” which is actually a “hilux.conf” file in you wallet datadir. We’ll set it up first.
The content of you hilux.conf file should contain these settings:
rpcport=19990 <== NOTE: this can be any unused port from 1001 upto ~65000
rpcallowip=127.0.0.1 <== NOTE: this line will allow to connect to wallet only from within this PC
externalip=259.457.947.124 <== NOTE: here goes your public IP address that we got from google
port=7979 <== NOTE: this CANNOT be changed, or your Masternode will not function!
masternodeaddr=259.457.947.124:7979 <== NOTE: same public IP
masternodeprivkey= 5JzDPsHWGMdTNyxq3DTtNbMLFwGg8ffTy2JSRaz7KU2yNXrjeHG <== the one that we got from running “masternode genkey” in the console.
That’s it – we’ve got a wallet configuration file updated for Masrenode activation. Save it and close.
- Now let’s hit the “Open Masternode Configuration File” button in a “Settings” tab.
A masternode.conf file should now open up.
It already contains a commented out Masternode configuration example:
# Masternode config file
# Format: alias IP:port masternodeprivkey collateral_output_txid collateral_output_index
# Example: mn1 127.0.0.2:19999 93HaYBVUCYjEMeeH1Y4sBGLALQZE1Yc1K64xiqgX37tGBDQL8Xg 2bcd3c84c84f87eaa86e4e56834c92927a07f9e18718810b92e0d0324456a67c 0
So now it’s time to copy/paste what we already have stored in our notepad txt file. In our case config line should look like this:
HILUX_MN 259.457.947.124:7979 5JzDPsHWGMdTNyxq3DTtNbMLFwGg8ffTy2JSRaz7KU2yNXrjeHg 3821732ef3672ad06c1998b396a86fc15c192105453a47c6dd08dfdf8dcb0215 1
Save “masternode.conf” file and close it.
For all the setting changes to take an effect we need to restart our wallet. Shut it down and start it again.
Now for the additional settings that we need to activate in a HILUX Windows wallet.
- Open wallet “Settings” bottom tab. Activate by ticking “Start Hilux on system log in” checkbox.
This is to start HILUX wallet automatically if your PC/VPS crashes/restart/restarts after updates (like win10).
“Minimize to the tray instead of the taskbar” is a good option if you prefer a wallet active icon to be out of the way and hidden it tray. That way you can even save it from accidental closing. For normal wallet it’s not a problem at all, but for a Masternode it can mean that when you start up this wallet again – you’ll probably will end up at the end of a Masternode reward queue.
“Advanced Settings” will allow you to “Enable coin control features”. Remember where we spoke about secondary option of sending collateral to same wallet address to setup the Masternode with that address? By enabling “Coin Control” you’ll get the access to new wallet window where you’ll see All HLX movement From / To / Within wallet. There you’ll see the locked up Masternode collateral as well which will look like this:
And of cause the so much needed “Masternode” tab activation tickbox here in “Advanced settings” as well.
Wallet might notify you that an activated option requires a wallet restart. Do as t says now. We don’t want to touch our Masternode wallet once it’s activated.
- THAT IS IT! Masternode tab is available now. Head to it and you should see one Masternode available for activation under “My Masternodes”.
On this example above Masternode “Alias” is MN1, but ours should read “HILUX_MN” – the way we named it in masternode.conf file.
“Status” column will be showing “MISSING” sign. That’s because our Masternode is not known to the HILUX network before we start it up for the first time. Select your Masternode by clicking on it with a right mouse button. A pop up will prompt you with “start alias” button. Hit it and may the patience be with you! First “Status” will change to “PRE_ENABLED”. In approximately 15-30 minutes “Status” of your masternode should change to ENABLED. And most probably will go to “WATCHDOG_EXPIRED” if you do not activate a separate “Sentinel” program for it.
To be sure you did everything correctly – head to “Console” tab and type in “masternode status” command. If activation was successful – you will be greeted with something like:
“status”: “Masternode successfully started”
Hopefully with this guide your new HILUX Windows “Hot Wallet” Masternode is up and running. Keep it that way – it helps the HILUX ecosystem.
HILUX has activated a NODECHECK.IO masternode tracking account so that you could easily and free of charge check the status of your Masternode, receive warnings and notifications to your e-mail or telegram account. See how it works for your self. You might like it.
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