- A summary page displays when the virtual machine is
successfully created. Click on the Go to resource link to to go to the resource page.
- In the left navigation pane, select Run command , select RunShellScript and enter following command to change the password of the vm .
sudo echo ubuntu:yourpassword | chpasswd
- To SSH the VM, use the IP address or DNS address in the putty.
- Provide the password for ubuntu user, you created in step 5.
- To connect using RDP, first note the public IP address or DNS address of the VM from VM details page as highlighted below
- Then From you local windows machine, goto "start" menu , in the search box type and select "Remote desktop connection"
- In the "Remote Desktop connection" wizard, copy the public IP address or DNS address and click connect
- This will connect you to the VM's desktop environment.Provide username and password.Click OK.
- Now you are connected to the out of box Bitcoin FullNode environment.
- Once VM is provisioned, you can start Bitcoin node either via command line or using the Bitcoin QT GUI wallet
a. Start Bitcoin sync process using command line :
Go to terminal and execute below command as ubuntu user to run Bitcoin daemon in background -
To verify the command execution or to monitor the daemon, you can tail the bitcoin debug log
tail -f /home/bitcoin/debug.log
b. Start Bitcoin sync process using GUI:
You can also run the sync process by running the Bitcoin-QT GUI wallet. For this, connect to the VM using RDP as described in steps 7 to 11 .Once connected, click on bitcoin-qt to start the sync process. A window may popup asking to mark the application executable . Click on "Mark Executable" button to avoid seeing this window in future.
- How to stop bitcoind daemon :
To manually stop bitcoind, run "bitcoin-cli stop" command.
- To know how to use the Bitcoin Full Node kit, please refer to the video tutorial series available on Bitcoin overview page.