Connect your validator to eth2

Prater

To connect your validator to the Prater testnet, from the nimbus-eth2 repository run:

 ./run-prater-beacon-node.sh

Mainnet

To connect your validator to mainnet, from the nimbus-eth2 repository run:

./run-mainnet-beacon-node.sh

In both cases, you'll be asked to enter your Web3 provider URL again.

Note: If your beacon node is already running, you'll need to shut it down gracefully (Ctrl+c) and re-run the above command.

To ensure your Validator is correctly monitoring the eth1 chain, it's important you enter a valid web3 provider.

Your beacon node will launch and connect your validator to the eth2 network. To check that this has happened correctly, check your logs for the following:

INF 2020-11-18 11:20:00.181+01:00 Launching beacon node 
...
NOT 2020-11-18 11:20:02.091+01:00 Local validator attached