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Voltage Quick Start Guide
Get your Node up and running quick with this QuickStart Guide

Intro

Welcome to Voltage! This Quick-Start guide is for those who want to quickly get a LND Node set up with Voltage. We will go over initial account set up, creating your first node, your Dashboard, and getting you first channels with Thunderhub and Flow.

Account

First thing is to create an account. This can be done by going to the Voltage home page and clicking Get Started. From there, click Sign Up and register for an account. Once that is all set up, go ahead and log in. You will be greeted with your primary dashboard screen:

First Node

On your primary dashboard screen (graphic above), click Nodes to deploy a new node. Choose your basic parameters and then click Create Node.
You will then be able to name your node and create a password. This password is for all processes that interact with your node specifically. This is not the same as your Voltage account password. We recommend using a different password for your Node than your Voltage account.

Managing Your Node

Once your node is provisioned you will have many options of interacting with your node. We have Thunderhub built into Voltage so go ahead and click Dashboards and then Thunderhub.
After you click Create Dashboard, a Thunderhub instance will be created.
It can take a minute or two for your Thunderhub Dashboard to boot up. After, you can copy the Endpoint into the URL bar on your browser or click Launch Dashboard to be taken to Thunderhub. Instances expire after 60 minutes of inactivity or a max-life of 6 hours. After this you will need to generate a new instance which will give you a new Endpoint.
For a complete guide on how to use Thunderhub, Part 1 of our 5-part guide can be found here.

Node Liquidity with Flow

On your primary account screen, click Flow. This will allow you to generate a ticket to request liquidity from the Lightning Labs Pool service. For more information see our Flow guide here. If you are using Flow with a non-Voltage node you will need to locally install Lightning Terminal and point it at your Voltage Node to redeem sidecar tickets. If you are running a Voltage node, all you need to do is click the check box when asked "Is this for a Voltage node?" to have your ticket automatically redeemed for your Voltage node instantly.
For further questions, concerns, or feedback please hop into our community discord server at https://voltage.cloud/discord or email us at [email protected]