To connect to your *Ethereum private node* and start the Genesis block only takes a few steps.
Step 1: Select a node
From the drop-down list in your connect dashboard
Step 2: Create your genesis block file
If you do not already have your genesis block saved as a json file, copy it from the Settings tab and save it as a file named, “genesis.json”. Below is an example of a default genesis block:
Step 3: Create your static nodes file
Enode URL: Get this from the Dashboard overview, connect menu
Be sure to add ?discport=0 to the end of each enode URL.
Copy your enode URL and save as a json file named “static-nodes.json”, as in the example below:
If your network has multiple nodes you would like to connect to, add the additional enode URLs to the static-nodes.json file. Example below:
Step 4: Run scripts
Run the initnode script:
geth --datadir ./eth init ./genesis.json
cp ./static-nodes.json ./eth/geth/
Run the startnode script:
geth --datadir=./eth --nodiscover --syncmode "full" --networkid your network id
Your Network ID for the startnode script is the same as your chainid in your genesis block.
Add parameters as needed for the start node script.
Attach to your network with geth:
For additional articles, see our knowledge base.
Additional things you can do with an Ethereum private node
Packages to install Geth