This section describes how to launch and connect to Bitcoin Fullnode kit in a Google Compute environment using the available Cloud Launcher
- In your browser, log in to the Google Compute Engine Console
- In the left navigation panel, select Cloud
Launcher. If it is not visible in the left panel, search for Cloud
Launcher in the search box.
- On the Cloud Launcher page, search for Bitcoin Full Node (Techlatest.net)
and select the Bitcoin Full Node (Techlatest.net) offering. The following page
- Click Launch on Compute Engine.
- Select a zone where you want to launch the VM(such as us-east1-)
- Optionally change the number of cores and amount of
memory. (This defaults to 2 vCPUs and 7.5 GB ram.)
- Optionally change the boot disk type and size. Boot disk size should be greater than or equal to 400 GB. (This defaults to "Standard Persistent Disk" and 400 GB respectively)
- Optionally change the network name and subnetwork names.
Be sure that whichever network you specify has ports 22 (for ssh) and 3389 (for RDP) exposed.
- Click Deploy when you are done.
Bitcoin Full Node Suit will begin deploying.
- A summary page displays when the compute engine is
successfully deployed. Click on the Instance link to to go to the instance page .
- On the instance page, click on the "SSH" button, select "Open in browser window".
- This will open SSH window in a browser.
- Run below command to set the password for "ubuntu" user
- Now the password for ubuntu user is set, you can connect to the VM's desktop environment from any local windows machine using RDP protocol.
- To connect using RDP, first note the external IP 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 external ip and click connect
- This will connect you to the VM's desktop environment. Provide "ubuntu" as the userid and the password set in step 8 to authenticate. Click OK
- Now you are connected to the out of box Bitcoin Full Node environment.
- To know how to use the Bitcoin Full Node kit, please refer to the video tutorial series available on Bitcoin Full Node Support.