Kusama, Moonbeam Postmortem: Moonbeam Collator Incident (September 4 2022)

<p></p><h3 id="summary">Summary </h3><p>On September 4 at 15:15 UTC one of our collators stopped syncing and due to an error in the monitoring rules the incident went unnoticed. As a result of this the collator did not produce blocks for a period of 27 hours.</p><h3 id="what-happened">What Happened?</h3><p>An error was made in one of the many rules of our monitoring system. When writing this rule, we mistakenly used the wrong metric to determine the status of the collator in the candidate list. As a result, when the collator stopped synchronizing, the engineering team did not receive any notifications about the incident.</p><h3 id="customer-impact">Customer Impact</h3><p>Delegators who nominated and had their staked allocated to this collator did not receive rewards for a period of 4 rounds.</p><h3 id="what-went-wrong">What went wrong?</h3><p>Unfortunately, we received information about the incident from an external source, which is unacceptable.</p><h3 id="what-went-well">What went well?</h3><p>After receiving information about the incident, the failed collator was promptly restored as soon as possible and began to produce blocks.</p><h3 id="lessons-learnt-and-action-plan">Lessons learnt and action plan</h3><p>We are going to implement strict checks and audits of all our monitoring rules. We are also in the process of automating testing of monitoring rules as much as possible before applying them to the production environment.</p><p><br>P2P takes full responsibility for the event that led to the weak performance and we are sorry for the inconvenience. Please be assured that we are taking actions to eliminate even a small probability of such an event occurring in the future.</p><hr><p><strong><strong><strong>About P2P Validator</strong></strong></strong></p><p><a href="https://p2p.org/">P2P Validator</a> is a world-leading staking provider with the best industry security  practices and proven expertise. We provide comprehensive due-diligence of digital assets and offer only high class staking opportunities. At the time of the latest update, more than 1.5 billion USD value is staked with P2P Validator by over 25,000 delegators across 40+ networks.</p><p><em><em>If you have any questions, feel free to join our<a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking"> Telegram chat</a>, we are always open for communication.</em></em></p><p><br></p><p> </p>

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Moonbeam Moonbeam (GLMR) Staking Guide

<p>Looking to stake your GLMR but need help getting started? You've come to the right place. In this article we will be explaining in a easy step-by-step approach how to stake your GLMR. Let's get started. </p><div class="kg-card kg-callout-card kg-callout-card-grey"><div class="kg-callout-emoji">ūüí°</div><div class="kg-callout-text">Prerequisites: All you need before we get started is a Metamask account and at least 50 GLMR!</div></div><h3 id="connect-to-the-moonbeam-dashboard">Connect to the Moonbeam Dashboard</h3><p>1. The first thing that you will want to do is to connect to the Moonbeam dashboard. Navigate to the following page and select Metamask: ¬†<br>"<a href="https://moonbeam.network/tutorial/stake-glmr/">https://moonbeam.network/tutorial/stake-glmr/</a>" </p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/2022/06/image-4.png" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy" width="1328" height="634" srcset="https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w600/2022/06/image-4.png 600w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w1000/2022/06/image-4.png 1000w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/2022/06/image-4.png 1328w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>If you are not signed in yet, Metamask will ask you to sign in. </p><p>2. Metamask will then ask you: a) which account you wish to connect to, b) permission to add the Moonbeam network to your Metamask, and c) allow the website to switch your network to the Moonbeam network. Approve each pop-up. </p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/2022/06/img_01--1-.png" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy" width="2000" height="1137" srcset="https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w600/2022/06/img_01--1-.png 600w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w1000/2022/06/img_01--1-.png 1000w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w1600/2022/06/img_01--1-.png 1600w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/2022/06/img_01--1-.png 2230w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>3. If you find that your account is still not connected to the Moonbeam dashboard, go back to your Metamask account. It may ask you to connect your account again.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/2022/06/image-146.png" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy" width="318" height="326"></figure><p>4. If you haven't yet deposited any GLMR to your Metamask account, you can do so by finding your address as shown in the image below: </p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/2022/06/image-144.jpg" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy" width="352" height="592"></figure><p>5. Once you are connected to the dashboard, you will find information about your account including your available balance, staking balance, and even crowd loan rewards. </p><h3 id="how-to-stake-your-glmr">How to Stake your GLMR</h3><p>1. To stake your GLMR, head to the staking section in the dashboard. Scroll down and select "manage delegations". </p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/2022/06/image-8.png" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy" width="2000" height="664" srcset="https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w600/2022/06/image-8.png 600w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w1000/2022/06/image-8.png 1000w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w1600/2022/06/image-8.png 1600w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w2400/2022/06/image-8.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>2. Next you will have to select a Collator. Collators are responsible for validating blocks, and in return they will be recompensed with rewards. These rewards will then be shared with you, the delegator. More information about what collators are and how to select them here. Once you know who you will chose, click on "Select a Collator". </p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/2022/06/image-9.png" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy" width="2000" height="920" srcset="https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w600/2022/06/image-9.png 600w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w1000/2022/06/image-9.png 1000w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w1600/2022/06/image-9.png 1600w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w2400/2022/06/image-9.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>3. You can either select an active delegator or a waiting one. More information on how to chose a Collator here. For demonstrative purposes, I will select to delegate with P2P. Type in P2P and select this collator if you wish to delegate with us. </p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/2022/06/image-11.png" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy" width="2000" height="548" srcset="https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w600/2022/06/image-11.png 600w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w1000/2022/06/image-11.png 1000w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w1600/2022/06/image-11.png 1600w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/2022/06/image-11.png 2066w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>4. Next, enter the amount you wish to delegate (remember the minimum is 50 GLMR) and select "Delegate".</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/2022/06/image-14.png" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy" width="2000" height="303" srcset="https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w600/2022/06/image-14.png 600w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w1000/2022/06/image-14.png 1000w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w1600/2022/06/image-14.png 1600w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w2400/2022/06/image-14.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>5. Metamask will prompt you to confirm the transaction. Select "Confirm".</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/2022/06/image-145--1-.jpg" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy" width="358" height="616"></figure><p><br>Thats it! You are now staking your GLMR and you will start compounding your funds. You can track your stake on your staking dashboard.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/2022/06/image-18.png" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy" width="2000" height="674" srcset="https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w600/2022/06/image-18.png 600w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w1000/2022/06/image-18.png 1000w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w1600/2022/06/image-18.png 1600w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w2400/2022/06/image-18.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p><em>If you have any questions, feel free to join our<a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking"> Telegram chat</a>, we are always open for communication.</em></p><h3 id="about-p2p-validator"><br><strong><strong><strong>About P2P Validator</strong></strong></strong></h3><p><a href="https://p2p.org/">P2P Validator</a> is a world-leading staking provider with the best industry security ¬†practices and proven expertise. We provide comprehensive due-diligence of digital assets and offer only high class staking opportunities. At the time of the latest update, more than 1.5 billion USD value is staked with P2P Validator by over 25,000 delegators across 25+ networks.</p><p><em><em>Want to stake </em>GLMR<em> with us? Visit </em></em><a href="https://p2p.org/networks/moonbeam"><em>https://p2p.org/networks/moonbeam</em></a><em><em> to find out more about </em>Moonbeam<em> staking.</em></em></p>

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