Matic Mission Control
Chainflow, along with our development partner Vitwit, would like to propose Matic Mission Control.
Matic Mission Control is a validator monitoring and alerting toolset. It’s built on Cosmos Mission Control. We built Cosmos Mission Control for the Cosmos network. It’s adaptable to any Cosmos-SDK based network.
The Matic network requires validators to secure the network. These validators need to meet strict and demanding availability and security requirements.
Monitoring and alerting tools are needed to ensure these validators are operating as expected. Using these tools helps validator operators provide the availability and security required and demanded by the network and its users.
Establishing these tools as helpful and necessary infrastructure components establishes good practices among validators. Doing so in a network’s early days makes it more likely these tools get implemented, before the additional demands and distractions of a live production network consume an increasing amount of validator time and attention.
Open source monitoring and alerting tools offer a partial solution. Yet these tools need customization to monitor and alert on key validator functions. Developing these tools often takes a back seat to “fire-fighting” activities.
These activities often hijack a validator operator’s daily operations. As such, these tools become seen as a “luxury” to “get to later”, and as such don’t get developed or implemented. Furthermore, smaller validator operators, key to stake decentralization, may not have the resources required to develop such tools.
This project will use Cosmos Mission Control, built on open source tools, as its foundation. We will customize the tools, building the necessary plugins, etc., to provide a more comprehensive, MATIC-validator-specific monitoring and alerting toolset. We will provide the source code and documentation necessary for validators to implement the solution for themselves.
This will -
- Save validators considerable time, attention and effort, making it
- Much more likely they will establish this important piece of a highly available and secure validator operation. As a result,
- The MATIC network will benefit from a set of more reliable and secure validators, who are able to prevent and address infrastructure issues, before they become major issues.
This should free operator time and attention to put toward other value-added ecosystem activities, e.g. thoughtfully participating in network governance.