Hardware Best Practices
Validators should run with the recommended hardware specification or better. Validators with SUI staked by the Sui Foundation will be asked to run the “Suidoctor” software at least once a month in order to confirm that the hardware specifications are being met.
Participation Best Practices
Validators should run a validator node on Sui Testnet as well as Mainnet. Testnet is the only network that closely resembles Mainnet, and it is important to keep the validator set as close to identical as possible to de-risk releases to Mainnet. Critically, by replicating the validator set in Testnet, contributors to the Sui protocol can test protocol upgrades and changes in order to ensure these will run smoothly when implemented in Mainnet.
Metrics Best Practices
Validators should push metrics to the Sui Foundation on both Testnet and Mainnet in at least 8 out of the last 10 epochs. Metrics are pushed from sui-node automatically, assuming there isn’t a technical issue causing an operator to intentionally close the port or modify their node to stop pushing metrics.
Responsiveness Best Practices
Validators should be responsive to Sui Foundation communications in order to ensure the proper channels are being used to convey relevant ecosystem information to all validators.