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Akash Cloud Provider Build With Helm Charts

An Akash Provider leases compute to users launching new deployments. Follow the steps in this guide to build your own provider.

This guide uses a single Kubernetes control plane node.

STEP 1 - Prerequisites of an Akash Provider

NOTE - the commands in this section and in all remaining sections of this guide assume that the root user is used. For ease we suggest using the root user for the Kubernetes and Akash Provider install. If a non-root user is used instead, minor command adjustments may be necessary such as using sudo command prefixes and updating the home directory in command syntaxes.

Akash Wallet

Placing a bid on an order requires a 5 AKT deposit placed into collateral per bid won. If the provider desired 2 concurrent leases, the provider’s wallet would need minimum funding of 10AKT.

As every deployment request bid requires 5 AKT to be deposited in the escrow account, it’s always good to have more so your provider can keep bidding. If your provider is ready to offer 10 deployments, then it’s best to have 5 x 10 = 50 AKT and a little more to make sure provider can pay the fees for broadcasting the transactions on Akash Network.

The steps to create an Akash wallet are covered in the following documentation sections:

Kubernetes Cluster

A full Kubernetes cluster is required with outbound internet access and be reachable from the internet.

If you need assistance in building a new cluster, visit the Kubernetes Cluster for Akash Providers guide.

RPC Node

Akash Providers need to run their own blockchain RPC node to remove dependence on public nodes. This is a strict requirement.

We have recently released documentation guiding thru the process of building a RPC node via Helm Charts with state sync.

CPU Support

Only x86_64 processors are officially supported by Akash for provider Kubernetes nodes at this time. This may change in the future and when ARM processors are supported it will be announced and documented.

Custom Kubernetes Cluster Settings

Akash Providers are deployed in many environments and we will make additions to these sections as when nuances are discovered.

Disable Search Domains

Overview

In this section we perform the following DNS adjustments:

Set Use Domains to False
  • Set use-domains: false to prevent the possibility of systemd’s DHCP client overwriting the DNS search domain. This prevents a potentially bad domain served by the DHCP server from becoming active.
  • This is a common issue to some of the providers which is explained in more detail here
Set Accept RA to False
  • Set accept-ra: false to disable IPv6 Router Advertisement (RA) as the DNS search domain may still leak through if not disabled.
  • Potential issue this addresses is explained in more detail here

Create Netplan

NOTE - the DNS resolution issue & the Netplan fix addressed in this step are described here

Apply the following to all Kubernetes control plane and worker nodes.

IMPORTANT - Make sure you do not have any other config files under the /etc/netplan directory, otherwise it could cause unexpected networking issues / issues with booting up your node.

If you aren’t using the DHCP or want to add additional configuration, please refer to the netplan documentation here for additional config options.

Example

  • File: /etc/netplan/01-netcfg.yaml

Note that this is only an example of the netplan configuration file to show you how to disable the DNS search domain overriding and IPv6 Router Advertisement (RA). Do not blindly copy the entire config but rather use it as a reference for your convenience!

network:
version: 2
renderer: networkd
ethernets:
all:
match:
name: en*
dhcp4: yes
dhcp4-overrides:
use-domains: false
# disable accept-ra, otherwise it will bring search domains to your /etc/resolv.conf
# refs https://bugs.launchpad.net/netplan/+bug/1858503
accept-ra: false
optional: true

Test and Apply Netplan

Test the Netplan config and apply via these commands.

resolvectl domain
netplan try
netplan apply
resolvectl domain
Expected/Example Output
root@ip-172-31-18-188:~# resolvectl domain
Global:
Link 2 (eth0): us-east-2.compute.internal
root@ip-172-31-18-188:~# netplan try
Do you want to keep these settings?
Press ENTER before the timeout to accept the new configuration
Changes will revert in 111 seconds
Configuration accepted.
root@ip-172-31-18-188:~# netplan apply
root@ip-172-31-18-188:~# resolvectl domain
Global:
Link 2 (eth0): us-east-2.compute.internal

STEP 2 - Kubernetes Configurations

Create Provider namespaces on your Kubernetes cluster.

Run these commands from a Kubernetes control plane node which has kubectl access to cluster.

kubectl create ns akash-services
kubectl label ns akash-services akash.network/name=akash-services akash.network=true
kubectl create ns lease
kubectl label ns lease akash.network=true

STEP 3 - Export Provider Wallet

In this section we will export the pre-existing, funded wallet to store the private key in a local file. To conduct the commands in this section the Akash CLI must be installed which is detailed in this guide (STEP 1 only).

The wallet used will be used for the following purposes:

  • Pay for provider transaction gas fees
  • Pay for bid collateral which is discussed further in this section

Make sure to create a new Akash account for the provider and do not reuse an account used for deployment purposes. Bids will not be generated from your provider if the deployment orders are created with the same key as the provider.

List Available Keys

  • Print the key names available in the local OS keychain for use in the subsequent step
provider-services keys list

Example/Expected Output

NOTE - in this example the provider key name is default and this key name will be used in the subsequent sections of this documentation. Please adjust the key nane as necessary to suit your needs and preferences.

provider-services keys list
- name: ""
type: local
address: akash1<redacted>
pubkey: '{"@type":"/cosmos.crypto.secp256k1.PubKey","key":"<redacted>"}'
mnemonic: ""
- name: default
type: local
address: akash1<redacted>
pubkey: '{"@type":"/cosmos.crypto.secp256k1.PubKey","key":"<redacted>"}'
mnemonic: ""

Export Private Key to Local File

  • The key-name can be any name of your choice
  • Note the passphrase used to protect the private key as it will be used in future steps

NOTE - The passhprase MUST be at least 8 characters long. Otherwise provider will encounter failed to decrypt private key: ciphertext decryption failed error when keys import is executed.

STEP 1 - Export Provider Key

cd ~
provider-services keys export default
Expected/Example Output
provider-services keys export default
Enter passphrase to encrypt the exported key:
Enter keyring passphrase:
-----BEGIN TENDERMINT PRIVATE KEY-----
kdf: bcrypt
salt: REDACTED
type: secp256k1
REDACTED
-----END TENDERMINT PRIVATE KEY-----

STEP 2 - Create key.pem and Copy Output Into File

  • Create a key.pem file
cd ~
vim key.pem
  • Copy the output of the prior command (provider-services keys export default) into the key.pem file

NOTE - file should contain only what’s between -----BEGIN TENDERMINT PRIVATE KEY----- and -----END TENDERMINT PRIVATE KEY----- (including the BEGIN and END lines):

Example/Expected File Contents
cat key.pem
-----BEGIN TENDERMINT PRIVATE KEY-----
kdf: bcrypt
salt: REDACTED
type: secp256k1
REDACTED
-----END TENDERMINT PRIVATE KEY-----

STEP 4 - Helm Installation on Kubernetes Node

Install Helm on a Kubernetes Master Node

wget https://get.helm.sh/helm-v3.11.0-linux-amd64.tar.gz
tar -zxvf helm-v3.11.0-linux-amd64.tar.gz
install linux-amd64/helm /usr/local/bin/helm
###Remove any potential prior repo instances
helm repo remove akash
helm repo add akash https://akash-network.github.io/helm-charts

Confirmation of Helm Install

Print Helm Version

helm version

Expected Output

# helm version
version.BuildInfo{Version:"v3.11.0", GitCommit:"472c5736ab01133de504a826bd9ee12cbe4e7904", GitTreeState:"clean", GoVersion:"go1.18.10"}

Step 5 - Domain Name Review

Overview

Add DNS (type A) records for your Akash Provider related domains on your DNS hosting provider.

Akash Provider Domain Records

  • Replace yourdomain.com with your own domain name
  • DNS (type A) records should point to public IP address of a single Kubernetes worker node of your choice
*.ingress.yourdomain.com
provider.yourdomain.com

NOTE - do not use Cloudflare or any other TLS proxy solution for your Provider DNS A records.

NOTE - Instead of the multiple DNS A records for worker nodes, consider using CNAME DNS records such as the example provided below. CNAME use allows ease of management and introduces higher availability.


*.ingress 300 IN CNAME nodes.yourdomain.com.
nodes 300 IN A x.x.x.x
nodes 300 IN A x.x.x.x
nodes 300 IN A x.x.x.x
provider 300 IN CNAME nodes.yourdomain.com.

Example DNS Configuration

Step 6 - Hostname Operator Build

  • Run the following command to build the Kubernetes hostname operator
  • Note - if a need arises to use a different software version other than the one defined in the Chart.yaml Helm file - include the following switch. In most circumstances this should not be necessary.
    • --set image.tag=<image-name>
    • Example: --set image.tag=0.1.0
helm install akash-hostname-operator akash/akash-hostname-operator -n akash-services
Expected/Example Output
NAME: akash-hostname-operator
LAST DEPLOYED: Thu Apr 28 19:06:30 2022
NAMESPACE: akash-services
STATUS: deployed
REVISION: 1
TEST SUITE: None
NOTES:
1. Get the application URL by running these commands:
export POD_NAME=$(kubectl get pods --namespace akash-services -l "app.kubernetes.io/name=hostname-operator,app.kubernetes.io/instance=hostname-operator" -o jsonpath="{.items[0].metadata.name}")
export CONTAINER_PORT=$(kubectl get pod --namespace akash-services $POD_NAME -o jsonpath="{.spec.containers[0].ports[0].containerPort}")
echo "Visit http://127.0.0.1:8080 to use your application"
kubectl --namespace akash-services port-forward $POD_NAME 8080:$CONTAINER_PORT

Hostname Operator Confirmation

kubectl get pods -n akash-services
Expected output (example and name following akash-provider will differ)
root@node1:~# kubectl get pods -n akash-services

NAME                                 READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
akash-hostname-operator-84977c6fd9-qvnsm   1/1     Running   0          3m29s

STEP 7 - Provider Build via Helm Chart

Overview

In this section the Akash Provider will be installed and customized via the use of Helm Charts.

NOTE - when the Helm Chart is installed the Provider instance/details will be created on the blockchain and your provider will be registered in the Akash open cloud marketplace. The associated transaction for Provider creation is detailed here.

Environment Variables

  • Declare the following environment variables for Helm use
  • Replace the variables with your own settings
  1. Set akash provider address that starts with akash1

This allows the akash-provider to decrypt the key

export ACCOUNT_ADDRESS=akash1XXXX

2. Set the password you have entered upon akash keys export > key.pem

export KEY_PASSWORD='12341234'

3. Set your domain. Register DNS A and wildcard address as specified in previous step, i.e. provider.test.com DNS A record and *.ingress.test.com DNS wildcard record.

Domain should be a publicly accessible DNS name dedicated for your provider use such as test.com.

The domain specified in this variable will be used by Helm during the Provider chart install process to produce the “provider.yourdomain.com” sub-domain name and the “ingress.yourdomain.com” sub-domain name. The domain specified will also be used by Helm during the Ingress Controller install steps coming up in this guide. Once your provider is up and running the *.ingress.yourdomain.com URI will be used for web app deployments such as abc123.ingress.yourdomain.com.

export DOMAIN=test.com

4. Set the Akash RPC node for your provider to use

  • If you are going to deploy Akash RPC Node using Helm-Charts then set the node to http://akash-node-1:26657 It is recommended that you install your own Akash RPC node. Follow this guide to do so.


Ensure that the RPC node utilized is in sync prior to proceeding with the provider build.

NOTE - in the example provided below the NODE variable is set to akash-node-1 which is the Kubernetes service name of the RPC node when installed via Helm. Use kubectl get svc -n akash-services to confirm the service name and status.

export NODE=http://akash-node-1:26657

Provider Withdraw Period

  • Akash providers may dictate how often they withdraw funds consumed by active deployments/tenants escrow accounts
  • Few things to consider regarding the provider withdraw period:
    • The default withdraw setting in the Helm Charts is one (1) hour
    • An advantage of the one hour default setting is assurance that a deployment may not breach the escrow account dramatically. If the withdraw period were set to 12 hours instead - the deployment could exhaust the amount in escrow in one hour (for example) but the provider would not calculate this until many hours later and the deployment would essentially operate for free in the interim.
    • A disadvantage of frequent withdraws is the possibility of losing profitability based on fees incurred by the providers withdraw transactions. If the provider hosts primarily low resource workloads, it is very possible that fees could exceed deployment cost/profit.
OPTIONAL - Update the Provider Withdraw Period
  • If it is desired to change the withdrawal period from the default one hour setting, update the withdrawalperiod setting in the provider.yaml file created subsequently in this section.
  • In the example the Provider Build section of this doc the withdrawal period has been set to 12 hours. Please adjust as preferred.

Provider Build Prep

  • Ensure you are applying the latest version of subsequent Helm Charts install/upgrade steps
helm repo update
Create a provider.yaml File
  • Issue the following command to build your Akash Provider
  • Update the following keys for your unique use case
    • region
    • organization
  • Optional Parameters - the following parameters may be added at the same level as from and key if you which to advertise your support email address and company website URL.
    • email
    • website
cd ~
mkdir provider
cd provider
cat > provider.yaml << EOF
---
from: "$ACCOUNT_ADDRESS"
key: "$(cat ~/key.pem | openssl base64 -A)"
keysecret: "$(echo $KEY_PASSWORD | openssl base64 -A)"
domain: "$DOMAIN"
node: "$NODE"
withdrawalperiod: 12h
attributes:
- key: region
value: "<YOUR REGION>" # set your region here, e.g. "us-west"
- key: host
value: akash
- key: tier
value: community
- key: organization
value: "<YOUR ORG>" # set your organization name here
EOF
Example provider.yaml File Creation
root@linux-server ~ % cat > provider.yaml << EOF
---
from: "$ACCOUNT_ADDRESS"
key: "$(cat ~/key.pem | openssl base64 -A)"
keysecret: "$(echo $KEY_PASSWORD | openssl base64 -A)"
domain: "$DOMAIN"
node: "$NODE"
withdrawalperiod: 12h
attributes:
- key: region
value: us-east
- key: host
value: akash
- key: tier
value: community
- key: organization
value: myorganization
EOF

Verification of provider.yaml File

  • Issue the following commands to verify the provider.yaml file created in previous steps
cd ~/provider
cat provider.yaml
Example provider.yaml Verification Output
  • Ensure there are no empty values
from: akash1<REDACTED>
key: LS0tLS1CRU<REDACTED>0tLS0tCg==
keysecret: QUtB<REDACTED>XIK
domain: test.com
node: http://<rpc-address>:26657
withdrawalperiod: 12h
attributes:
- key: region
value: us-east
- key: host
value: akash
- key: tier
value: community
- key: organization
value: mycompany

Provider Bid Defaults

  • When a provider is created the default bid engine settings are used. If desired these settings could be updated and added to the provider.yaml file. But we would recommend initially using the default values.
  • Note - the bidpricestoragescale value will get overridden by -f provider-storage.yaml covered in Provider Persistent Storage documentation.
  • Note - if you want to use a shellScript bid price strategy, pass the bid price script via bidpricescript variable detailed in the bid pricing script doc. This will automatically suppress all bidprice<cpu|memory|endpoint|storage>scale settings.
bidpricecpuscale: "0.004" # cpu pricing scale in uakt per millicpu
bidpricememoryscale: "0.0016" # memory pricing scale in uakt per megabyte
bidpriceendpointscale: "0" # endpoint pricing scale in uakt per endpoint
bidpricestoragescale: "0.00016" # storage pricing scale in uakt per megabyte

Provider CRD Installations

  • Kubernetes CRDs are no longer delivered by the Helm as of chart v4.3.0.
  • CRDs are now installed manually using this step.

NOTE - You do not need to run this command if you previously installed the Akash Provider and are now performing an upgrade.

kubectl apply -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/akash-network/provider/v0.4.8/pkg/apis/akash.network/crd.yaml

Install the Provider Helm Chart

helm install akash-provider akash/provider -n akash-services -f provider.yaml
Expected Output of Provider Helm Install
NAME: akash-provider
LAST DEPLOYED: Thu Apr 28 18:58:10 2022
NAMESPACE: akash-services
STATUS: deployed
REVISION: 1
TEST SUITE: None

Provider Confirmation

kubectl get pods -n akash-services
Expected output (example and name following akash-provider will differ)
root@node1:~# kubectl get pods -n akash-services
NAME READY STATUS RESTARTS AGE
akash-provider-6d7c455dfb-qkf5z 1/1 Running 0 4m37s
Troubleshooting

If your Akash Provider pod status displays init:0/1 for a prolonged period of time, use the following command to view Init container logs. Often the Provider may have a RPC issue and this should be revealed in these logs. RPC issues may be caused by an incorrect declaration in the NODE variable declaration issued previously in this section. Or possibly your custom RPC node is not in sync.

kubectl -n akash-services logs -l app=akash-provider -c init --tail 200 -f

Helm Chart Uninstall Process

  • Should a need arise to uninstall the Helm Chart and attempt the process anew, the following step can be used
  • Only conduct this step if there is a problem with Akash Provider Helm Chart install
  • This Helm uninstall technique can be used for this or any subsequent chart installs
  • Following this step - if needed - start the Provider Helm Chart install anew via the prior step in this page
helm uninstall akash-provider -n akash-services

STEP 8 - Provider Bid Customization

Overview

NOTE - if you are updating your provider bid script from a previous version use this bid script migration guide.

  • If there is a desire to manipulate the provider bid engine, include the --set bidpricescript switch . The pricing script used in this switch is detailed in the Akash Provider Bid Pricing section of this guide.
  • Note - When the provider deployment is created the bid script should return the price in under 5 seconds . If the script does not execute in this time period the following error message will be seen in the provider pod logs. Such a report would suggest that there is an error/issue with script customizations that should be reviewed. Following review and adjustment, uninstall the provider deployment (via helm uninstall) and reinstall.
  • Note - there is further discussion on the bid script and deployer address whitelisting in this section.

USDC Stable Payment Support - note that the current, default bid script enables stable payment support on the Akash Provider. Akash deployments using stable payments are taxed at a slightly higher rate than deployments using AKT payment. If you choose not to support stable payments on your provider, remove stable payment support from the default bid script.

Provider Bid Script Customization Steps

STEP 1 - Update provider.yaml File
  • If customization of your provider bid pricing is desired, begin by updating the provider.yaml file which will be used to hold customized values
cd ~/provider
vim provider.yaml
STEP 2 - Customize the provider.yaml File

Update your provider.yaml file with the price targets you want. If you don’t specify these keys, the bid price script will default values shown below

price_target_gpu_mappings sets the GPU price in the following way and in the example provided:

  • a100 nvidia models will be charged by 120 USD/GPU unit a month
  • t4 nvidia models will be charged by 80 USD/GPU unit a month
  • Unspecified nvidia models will be charged 130 USD/GPU unit a month (if * is not explicitly set in the mapping it will default to 100 USD/GPU unit a month)
  • Extend with more models your provider is offering if necessary with syntax of <model>=<USD/GPU unit a month>
price_target_cpu: 1.60
price_target_memory: 0.80
price_target_hd_ephemeral: 0.02
price_target_hd_pers_hdd: 0.01
price_target_hd_pers_ssd: 0.03
price_target_hd_pers_nvme: 0.04
price_target_endpoint: 0.05
price_target_ip: 5
price_target_gpu_mappings: "a100=120,t4=80,*=130"
STEP 3 - Download Bid Price Script
cd ~/provider
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/akash-network/helm-charts/main/charts/akash-provider/scripts/price_script_generic.sh
STEP 4 - Upgrade akash-provider Deployment with Customized Bid Script
helm upgrade akash-provider akash/provider -n akash-services -f provider.yaml --set bidpricescript="$(cat price_script_generic.sh | openssl base64 -A)"
Verification of Bid Script Update
helm list -n akash-services | grep akash-provider
Expected/Example Output
# helm list -n akash-services | grep akash-provider
akash-provider akash-services 28 2023-09-19 12:25:33.880309778 +0000 UTC deployed provider-6.0.5 0.4.6

STEP 9 - Ingress Controller Install

Create Upstream Ingress-Nginx Config

Create the ingress-nginx-custom.yaml file via this step

NOTE - in the default install the dedicated Akash RPC Node used for your provider is reachable only within the Kubernetes cluster. This is done intentionally as this RPC Node is intended for use only by the Akash Provider only. The Provider will have access within the cluster to the RPC Node. This additionally protects the RPC Node from possible DDoS attacks from external parties. If have a need to expose the Provider’s RPC Node to the outside world, use the ingress-nginx-custom.yaml file included in this section instead.

cd ~
cat > ingress-nginx-custom.yaml << EOF
controller:
service:
type: ClusterIP
ingressClassResource:
name: "akash-ingress-class"
kind: DaemonSet
hostPort:
enabled: true
admissionWebhooks:
port: 7443
config:
allow-snippet-annotations: false
compute-full-forwarded-for: true
proxy-buffer-size: "16k"
metrics:
enabled: true
extraArgs:
enable-ssl-passthrough: true
tcp:
"8443": "akash-services/akash-provider:8443"
EOF
Expose RPC Node to Outside World

Use this step only if you choose to expose your Akash Provider RPC Node to the outside world

cd ~
cat > ingress-nginx-custom.yaml << EOF
controller:
service:
type: ClusterIP
ingressClassResource:
name: "akash-ingress-class"
kind: DaemonSet
hostPort:
enabled: true
admissionWebhooks:
port: 7443
config:
allow-snippet-annotations: false
compute-full-forwarded-for: true
proxy-buffer-size: "16k"
metrics:
enabled: true
extraArgs:
enable-ssl-passthrough: true
tcp:
"1317": "akash-services/akash-node-1:1317"
"8443": "akash-services/akash-provider:8443"
"9090": "akash-services/akash-node-1:9090"
"26656": "akash-services/akash-node-1:26656"
"26657": "akash-services/akash-node-1:26657"
EOF

Install Upstream Ingress-Nginx

helm repo add ingress-nginx https://kubernetes.github.io/ingress-nginx
helm upgrade --install ingress-nginx ingress-nginx/ingress-nginx \
--version 4.8.3 \
--namespace ingress-nginx --create-namespace \
-f ingress-nginx-custom.yaml

Apply Necessary Labels

  • Label the ingress-nginx namespace and the akash-ingress-class ingressclass
kubectl label ns ingress-nginx app.kubernetes.io/name=ingress-nginx app.kubernetes.io/instance=ingress-nginx
kubectl label ingressclass akash-ingress-class akash.network=true

Step 10 - Firewall Rule Review

External/Internet Firewall Rules

The following firewall rules are applicable to internet-facing Kubernetes components.

Akash Provider
8443/tcp - for manifest uploads
Ingress Controller
80/tcp - for web app deployments
443/tcp - for web app deployments
30000-32767/tcp - for Kubernetes node port range for deployments
30000-32767/udp - for Kubernetes node port range for deployments

Step 11 - Disable Unattended Upgrades

Overview

Unattended upgrades can bring all sorts of uncertainty/troubles such as updates of NVIDIA drivers and have the potential to affects your Provider/K8s cluster. Impact of unattended upgrades can include:

  • nvidia-smi will hang on the host/pod
  • nvdp plugin will become stuck and hence K8s cluster will run in a non-desired state where closed deployments will be stuck in Terminating status

Disable Unattended Upgrades

To disable unattended upgrades, execute these two commands on your Kubernetes worker & control plane nodes:\

echo -en 'APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "0";\nAPT::Periodic::Unattended-Upgrade "0";\n' | tee /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/20auto-upgrades
apt remove unattended-upgrades
systemctl stop unattended-upgrades.service
systemctl mask unattended-upgrades.service

Verify

These commands should output 0 following the disable of unattended upgrades. Conduct these verifications your Kubernetes worker & control plane nodes:

apt-config dump APT::Periodic::Unattended-Upgrade
apt-config dump APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists
Example/Expected Output
# apt-config dump APT::Periodic::Unattended-Upgrade
APT::Periodic::Unattended-Upgrade "0";
# apt-config dump APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists
APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "0";

STEP 11 - Provider Whitelisting (Optional)

Overview

  • Akash Provider deployment address Whitelist functionality is now enabled in the bid price script
  • To use it simply specify the list via whitelist_url attribute as detailed in this section
  • Complete the steps in this section to enable/customize Akash Provider Whitelisting

Update the Akash Helm-Charts Repo

helm repo update akash

Verify Akash/Provider Helm Chart is 4.3.4 Version or Higher

helm search repo akash/provider
Expected/Example Output
# helm search repo akash/provider
NAME CHART VERSION APP VERSION DESCRIPTION
akash/provider 4.3.4 0.4.6 Installs an Akash provider (required)

Download Bid Price Script Which Supports Whitelisting

USDC Stable Payment Support - note that the current, default bid script downloaded in this step enables stable payment support on the Akash Provider. Akash deployments using stable payments are taxed at a slightly higher rate than deployments using AKT payment. If you choose not to support stable payments on your provider, remove stable payment support from the default bid script.

wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/akash-network/helm-charts/main/charts/akash-provider/scripts/price_script_generic.sh

Prepare the Whitelist

  • Example whitelist hosted on GitHub Gist can be found here

Specify the Bid Price Script and Whitelist URL

NOTE - Whitelist will only work when bidpricescript is also set.
NOTE - You need to specify the direct link to the whitelit (with Github Gist you need to click Raw button to get it)

helm upgrade --install akash-provider akash/provider -n akash-services -f provider.yaml \
--set bidpricescript="$(cat /root/provider/price_script_generic.sh | openssl base64 -A)" \
--set whitelist_url=https://gist.githubusercontent.com/andy108369/1fa6cfa81674bce438a450d6c14395ea/raw/9181887be8e3e019b58e5dc8e7fce4ae0a66eeec/whitelist.txt

STEP 11 - Extras

Force New ReplicaSet Workaround

A known issue exists which occurs when a deployment update is attempted and fails due to the provider being out of resources. This is happens because K8s won’t destroy an old pod instance until it ensures the new one has been created.

Follow the steps in the Force New ReplicaSet Workaround document to address this issue.

Kill Zombie Processes

A known issue exists which occurs when a tenant creates a deployment which doesn’t handle child processes properly, leaving the defunct (aka zombie) proceses behind. These could potentially occupy all available process slots.

Follow the steps in the Kill Zombie Processes document to address this issue.

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