Missed Proposals

What are Missed Proposal alerts?

According to Ethereum Proof-of-Stake protocol, each validator holding the minimum required amount of ETH will be randomly chosen once in a while to propose a block; with 400,000 validators on the network, the chance of a single validator proposing a block is approximately 1/400,000. Oftentimes, issues such as a high CPU usage, very high peer count, or network problems can cause a validator to miss their chance to propose a block. Metrika provides an alert when a validator misses a proposal.

How are missed proposal alerts triggered?

Once our alerting system identifies that a validator has missed a proposal, an alert will be triggered.

What notifications will I receive?

You will receive a single notification per validator you are subscribed to informing you when a proposal has been missed.

How do I resolve it?

There may be various root causes causing this alert. Here are some recommended checks on your validator’s health to identify the potential issue:

  • Check that your node is connected to the internet.

  • Check that your node has not fallen behind the rest of the network.

  • Check that your node is connected to other peers and that the peer count is not excessive.

  • Check that some key system level metrics (e.g., CPU usage, RAM usage, Disk Space) of your node exhibit normal behavior.

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