In order to join the network as an observer or as a validator, the required steps are explained below:
If you wish your node be automatically monitored in our Grafana dashboard, you have to start the node binary with
-use-prometheus flag. The port 8080 should be open and forwarded to the node binary. The flag
-rest-api-port [port]can be used to change the default port, 8080.
Disclaimer: please be aware that your global IP will become available as the Grafana dashboard will output the statistical data for each IP registered to the Prometheus server.
The dashboard can be accessed here: https://testnet-dashboard.elrond.com/d/ScbSdaSZz/testnet?orgId=1&refresh=5s&from=now-3h&to=now