HandyHost kit set up & Info

Pi User name is “user”
Password is “handyhost”
You may change password if you’d like to in settings but i did set it to auto log in on system boot. Auto log in is recommended so if you ever have a power outage the pi will automatically boot up and HandyHost will run any nodes that you set up. Just remember to check the box to start node automatically during node set up.
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This kit included the following:
1. Raspberry pi 4b 8gb.
2. Raspberry pi case.
3. 256gb SSD.
4. SSD enclosure with usb cable.
5. Power supply cable with switch.
6. HDMi mini adapter.

This kit does NOT come with:
1. Keyboard/mouse.
2. Regular HDMI cable.
3. Ethernet cable.
4. HDD for Sia storage hosting.
5. Sata to USB cable for Sia storage hosting.

When plugging in the SSD, must plug into a usb 3 port (blue ports to the left of ethernet port
Recommended to supply internet through ethernet.
If no video output comes through please swap to the other HDMI port. There is 2 located right next to the usb c port for power.

Recommended to never do any ubuntu system updates. Anything further than whats already installed (21.04) is slightly unstable.

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When you are setting up each node it will list the ports you need to open in order to establish a connection to the blockchain.
Reserve the ip address then port forwarding for that device and ports requested.
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This will work out the box with Sentinel DVPN. you will just have to set up your wallet. Recommended to make a new wallet and send DVPN to that wallet to cover gas fees for the node. Inside Configuration, set your IP in the Host Remote URL section (google search “what is my IP”). Set up your pricing and click SAVE. Then launch the Sentinel DVPN node.

If you’d like to run a Sia node and host storage, it’s recommended to only run 1 HDD connected to the other usb 3.0 port due to transfer speed restraints on the pi. Below are the 2 extra parts you will need to run a Sia node.
If you want to run a Sia node you will also need some Sia coin in a wallet that you create in the Sia section from the HandyHost splash screen.

Notes: If using multiple DVPN / Sia nodes on the same network, best to use a different wallet per node. For instance if you run 2 DVPN nodes then you will want to use a different wallet on each DVPN node, same goes for Sia nodes as well. Also best that if you want to connect to your own DVPN node that you use a separate wallet as well so it doesn’t throw the node off by using the same wallet for node and connected device to your own node.

HDD i use =

Sata to USB adapter =

Built in screen pi model — When booting with the built in screen it may flash blue approximately 10 times while the device detects the screen. This is normal.

The touch screen is not supported since the OS that i use is Ubuntu 21.04 64bit. Works perfect as a screen. Also the option for dual screen is not supported on this model with the screen HDMI bridge connected. If you need to connect to an external monitor please disconnect the HDMI bridge from pi to screen then boot the device. If swapping screens you must have power off.
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Main HandyHost website =

YouTube videos with more of an explanation below =

Any set up concerns please review the YouTube videos and if you need to reach out to me please visit http://costanzo.hns.to
I can not offer any kind of warranty for the hardware and as far as software you can refer back to the handyHost website for re-flashing if needed.
Thank you

PS. After you receive the HandyHost kit please share a picture on Twitter and tag me. @Stanzo_89 . Anything would be much appreciated,

Thank you!



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