Grid3 Client

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Grid3 Client is a client used for deploying workloads (VMs, ZDBs, k8s, etc.) on the TFGrid.

Client Configurations

so you have to set up your configuration file to be like this:

    "network": "dev",
    "mnemonic": "<Your mnemonic>",
    "storeSecret": "secret",
    "ssh_key": ""

Creating/Initializing The Grid3 Client

async function getClient(): Promise<GridClient> {
    const gridClient = new GridClient({
        network: "dev", // can be dev, qa, test, main, or custom
        mnemonic: "<add your mnemonic here>",
    await gridClient.connect();

    return gridClient;

The grid client uses rmb-rs tool to send requests to/from nodes.

What is rmb-rs | Reliable Message Bus --rust

Reliable message bus is a secure communication panel that allows bots to communicate together in a chat like way. It makes it very easy to host a service or a set of functions to be used by anyone, even if your service is running behind NAT.

Out of the box RMB provides the following:

  • Guarantee authenticity of the messages. You are always sure that the received message is from whoever is pretending to be
  • End to End encryption
  • Support for 3rd party hosted relays. Anyone can host a relay and people can use it safely since there is no way messages can be inspected while using e2e. That's similar to home servers by matrix

Grid3 Client Options

  • network: dev for devnet, test for testnet
  • mnemonics: used for signing the requests.
  • storeSecret: used to encrypt data while storing in backend. It's any word that will be used for encrypting/decrypting the keys on threefold key-value store. If left empty, the Grid client will use the mnemonics as the storeSecret.
  • BackendStorage : can be auto which willl automatically adapt if running in node environment to use filesystem backend or the browser enviornment to use localstorage backend. Also you can set it to kvstore to use the tfchain keyvalue store module.
  • keypairType: is defaulted to sr25519, most likely you will never need to change it. ed25519 is supported too.

for more details, check client options

Note: The choice of the node is completely up to the user at this point. They need to do the capacity planning. Check Node Finder to know which nodes fits your deployment criteria.

Check the document for capacity planning using code if you want to automate it

Note: this feature is still experimental

Last change: 2024-02-27