November 12, 2018 Philipp

New Development! Bulwark Masternode Docker Container

 

Hey everyone! We’re back with a brand new Bulwark Development, the Bulwark Masternode Docker Container! We’re going to explain what it is, the benefits of applying it to Bulwark, and what you can expect from it in the future. We will also include links to the guide, the FAQ, and the source files.

Let’s get started!

 

What is a Docker Container?

Docker is a tool designed to make it easier to create, deploy, and run applications by using containers. Containers allow a developer to package up an application with all of the parts it needs, such as libraries and other dependencies, and ship it all out as one package. By doing so, thanks to the container, the developer can rest assured that the application will run on any (Linux, Windows 10 Pro, or MacOS) machine regardless of any customized settings that machine might have that could differ from the machine used for writing and testing the code.
Source: https://opensource.com/resources/what-docker

To summarize, Docker is a valuable tool for both users and developers. It’s used to bundle applications into a portable package while remaining lightweight, and will allow you to update your masternode(s) much more expediently.

What are the benefits of applying Docker to Bulwark?

The main beneficiaries of Docker in this iteration are users who want to run multiple masternodes on a single system or users who are running single nodes and want an easier way to update them. You should have at least a moderate understanding of networking and Linux if you’re going to use Docker. The reason for that is you will be required to either buy additional IPv4 addresses -or- configure an IPv6 subnet. Another benefit of Docker is that it encompasses all of the dependencies needed for the application, thus removing the need for a complicated installer or use a specific host system.

Finally, Dockerized masternodes are the fastest and simplest way to deploy multiple masternodes at once. Although third party services exist for this purpose, they can be overpriced and add elements of centralization to the network. Some coins adjust their code to make the process more efficient, but this approach lacks the simplicity of deploying masternodes using docker.

You have to see how quickly a masternode can be deployed using this process! Then imagine this using that simple process to set up multiple nodes saving you time and hassle. Check it out:

How do I get started?

  1. Get your collateral; it can be purchased from Cryptopia or on Crypto Bridge.
  2. Follow along with our written guides and/or video (embedded above).
  3. If you have any trouble, contact the Bulwark team on Telegram or Discord.

What’s next for the Bulwark Masternode Container?

We have plans for I2P implementation in the near future which will make the Masternode Container usable by everyone. This includes a perk for users of the current iteration, as you will no longer be required to purchase additional IP’s while using the I2P network. Furthermore, the Bulwark Team will make sure to keep Docker updated and we always want to hear your comments and suggestions!

 

Links for Bulwark Docker:

 

Guide:

Docker Masternode – Bulwark Knowledgebase

This guide will show you the simplest way to install and run a Bulwark masternode using Docker.

 

FAQ:

Docker FAQ – Bulwark Knowledgebase

Q: What is Docker?

A: Taken from opensource.com: Docker is a tool designed to make it easier to create, deploy, and run…

 

Source Files:

bulwark-crypto/Bulwark-Docker

Bulwark-Docker. Contribute to bulwark-crypto/Bulwark-Docker development by creating an account on GitHub.

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