Odyssey Mainnet Prep Network Nodes Manual

Ares Protocol
4 min readJul 28, 2022

Odyssey, a 1:1 network with the same functionality as the mainnet, was officially launched on July 21. The technical team is now releasing the latest “Mainnet Prep Network Node Manual”. The old node running tutorial is invalid and the node running command needs to be updated.

Odyssey mainnet prep network upgrade

What is the difference between the Odyssey mainnet prep network node manual compared to the Gladios testnet?

1. Real economic system environment

Gladios testnet does not have a real economic system, using test coins for testnet operation experience, there is no actual economic value.

Ares Odyssey is a real economic system, which adds chapters on mapping ERC20/BEP20 tokens and withdrawing assets.

Participants can map 1:1 ARES-ERC20 or ARES-BEP20 assets into Odyssey for staking, nominating or experiencing on-chain data request functionality. The proceeds earned therein will remain in the Odyssey network and can be withdrawn by users via the Odyssey — ETH or Odyssey — BSC cross-chain bridges, mapped 1:1 to ARES-ERC20 or ARES-BEP20 assets.

2. Network migration to Odyssey

Gladios testnet is the initial network based on the original network for testing. With the advancement of the Odyssey main network preparation network, the network is currently migrated from Gladios to Odyssey and its corresponding URL has changed. Gladios will be kept as a permanent testnet on which the latest features of the project will be tested afterward.

Gladios:https://js.aresprotocol.io/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Fgladios.aresprotocol.io#/explorer( testnet)

Odyssey:https://js.aresprotocol.io/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Fodyssey.aresprotocol.io#/accountsmainnet prep network

3. Node program command update

The node program commands have been updated in the latest mainnet prep network node manual, which is similar to the Gladios testnet operation commands. In order to deploy the latest mainnet prep network node smoothly, each verifier node needs to pay attention to the following matters.

* The executable binary file 「gladios-node」 is changed to 「ares-node」


* The Docker node program 「gladios」 has been changed to 「ares-node」


* When using Docker to generate, query, and feed back keys, 「ares_gladios bash」 is changed to 「ares_odyssey bash」



Latest node operation steps

Validators: These are users who deploy nodes in the Ares Odyssey Prep Network according to the node manual. They are mainly responsible for blocking and quoting smoothly of the prep network. To participate in node deployment, you need to map ARES assets to Odyssey network via ETH or BSC cross-chain bridge and stake a certain amount of ARES on Odyssey network, and successfully run the verifier node will get year-on-year block out and offer rewards. At the same time, if there are problems such as node drops or offer deviations, they also face the risk of being penalized.

What does the node need to do to join Odyssey Mainnet Prep Network? You need to complete the following steps:

1. Create Odyssey Account & Staking

2. Deploy/update the validator node program

3. Set the latest Session Keys

4. Pass the validation verification and produce the blocks and quotes continuously

5. Punishment verification & Extraction of assets

Prep Network Nodes Manual

The latest mainnet prep network node manual is now fully updated at WiKi, you can search the link to view it!

How to create Odyssey Account

Wiki: https://docs.aresprotocol.io/docs/en/odysseyCreateAccount


Wiki: https://docs.aresprotocol.io/docs/en/odysseyCrossChainBridge

How to bond stash & controller account

Wiki: https://docs.aresprotocol.io/docs/en/odysseyBindStashAndController

Node program update/deployment

Wiki: https://docs.aresprotocol.io/docs/en/odysseyUpgradeOrDeployNode

Set Session Keys

Wiki: https://docs.aresprotocol.io/docs/en/odysseySetSessionKey

Pass the validation verification and produce the blocks and quotes continuously

Wiki: https://docs.aresprotocol.io/docs/en/odysseyValidateValidator

Punishment verification & Extraction of assets

Wiki: https://docs.aresprotocol.io/docs/en/odysseySlashAndWithdraw

The latest Mainnet Prep Network Nodes Manual was officially published this week, and we look forward to your becoming a validator and building the Ares Protocol together!

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