To view details about a node, click on the node name in from within an environment dashboard. The details are split into four tabs, which are explained below.
This tab contains miscellaneous information about your node.
- RPC endpoint, WS endpoint: using these endpoints and valid application credentials, you can connect to your node. This allows you to send transactions to the blockchain network, using the node as a proxy.
- User Accounts: Ethereum account addresses that are stored in the node. The accompanying private keys for those accounts are stored in the node as well.
- Private Tx Participant: only present in Quorum nodes. This is the address to target for private transactions.
The metrics tab allows you to keep an eye on the health of your node. If you notice any failed transactions in your network, you can check here as part of your troubleshooting efforts to see if there are any clues. For example, if your node’s
CPU Utilization is approaching 100%, you may not have a large enough node to handle your transaction size and rate. In that case, upgrading to a larger node size may solve your problem.
The wallet tab has a table with all of the Ethereum accounts stored in your node. All nodes automatically come with one account, stored in the Geth accounts array as
accounts. You can create additional accounts using the nodes API or by clicking the
+ New Account button. After creation, new accounts should show up in the table.
Note: The wallet display is a new feature as of May 2019. If you do not see any accounts in your wallet, consider upgrading your environment to pickup this feature.
Displays a live stream of the node’s logs. Logs are pruned (compressed and stored elsewhere) once every 24 hours, so this tab will display up to the last 24 hours worth of logs. This is another tool to use for troubleshooting or as a way to peel back the curtain of how the node operates.