Deploy a worker

1. Download the geyser plugin

To turn your Solana validator or RPC into a Clockwork worker, you simply need to install the Clockwork geyser plugin. You can get the binary either by building from source or installing the pre-built binary:

curl -s | grep "clockwork-geyser-plugin-release-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu.tar" | cut -d : -f 2,3 | tr -d \" | wget -qi -
tar -xjvf clockwork-geyser-plugin-release-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu.tar.bz2
rm clockwork-geyser-plugin-release-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu.tar.bz2

2. Create a keypair

Next, create a new keypair for signing Clockwork txs. Load this keypair with a small amount of SOL (~0.01 ◎). You will be compensated for lamports spent by the transactions your worker automates.

solana-keygen new -o clockwork-worker-keypair.json

Create a System Account for this key by funding the address with at least 0.1 ◎ SOL.

solana balance $(solana address -k clockwork-worker-keypair.json)

3. Get a worker ID

Register your worker and get a worker ID:

clockwork worker create clockwork-worker-keypair.json

4. Configure your node

Then, setup the plugin config file in a folder where your validator startup script can reference it. Note, the libpath and keypath values should point to the binary and keypair mentioned in the steps above.

  "libpath": "/home/sol/clockwork-geyser-plugin-release/lib/",
  "keypath": "/home/sol/clockwork-worker-keypair.json",
  "rpc_url": "",
  "transaction_timeout_threshold": 150,
  "thread_count": 10,
  "worker_id": 👈 Set this to your worker ID!

5. Restart your validator

Finally, add an additional line to your startup script to run your validator with the Clockwork plugin (often located at /home/sol/bin/


exec solana-validator \
    --identity /home/sol/validator-keypair.json \
    --known-validator dv1ZAGvdsz5hHLwWXsVnM94hWf1pjbKVau1QVkaMJ92 \
    --known-validator dv2eQHeP4RFrJZ6UeiZWoc3XTtmtZCUKxxCApCDcRNV \
    --known-validator dv4ACNkpYPcE3aKmYDqZm9G5EB3J4MRoeE7WNDRBVJB \
    --known-validator dv3qDFk1DTF36Z62bNvrCXe9sKATA6xvVy6A798xxAS \
    --only-known-rpc \
    --full-rpc-api \
    --no-voting \
    --ledger /mnt/ledger \
    --accounts /mnt/accounts \
    --log /home/sol/solana-rpc.log \
    --rpc-port 8899 \
    --rpc-bind-address \
    --dynamic-port-range 8000-8020 \
    --entrypoint \
    --entrypoint \
    --entrypoint \
    --entrypoint \
    --entrypoint \
    --expected-genesis-hash EtWTRABZaYq6iMfeYKouRu166VU2xqa1wcaWoxPkrZBG \
    --wal-recovery-mode skip_any_corrupted_record \
    --limit-ledger-size \
    # Add this line! 👇🏼
    --geyser-plugin-config /home/sol/geyser-plugin-config.json

Now simply restart your validator however you normally would!

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