Hyperledger Besu is an Ethereum-based blockchain built by ConsenSys and using the standards developed by the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. Besu is compatible with Solidity smart contracts, and is suited well for enterprise use cases that require privacy, high throughput, finality such as settlement, digital assets issuance and payments. Besu runs on the Ethereum public network, private networks, and test networks such as Rinkeby, Görli etc. Besu implements Proof of Work (Ethash) and Proof of Authority (IBFT 2.0 and Clique) consensus mechanisms.
Besu supports enterprise features including privacy & permissioning and you can use it to develop enterprise applications requiring secure, high-performance transaction processing in a private network.
This deployment gives you what our Quickstart offers on a single Azure VM, i.e a private IBFT 2.0 network comprising bootnode, rpcnode, 2 nodes, the block explorer, prometheus and grafana with the Besu dashboard installed.
The account keys for Smart Contract and/or DApp development are in Github. Please note that because the private keys are available to the public, they are for dev & test use only. Do not use them on any public network such as mainnet except to test.
After the deployment completes, you should be able to monitor the various services below using the public IP or the FQDN of the VM like so:
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