Verify the node status
One way to monitor the status of your full node is to display the logs of the server, for example, with the following command (requires jq to be installed):
docker logs --follow --tail 100 iotex
Alternatively, you can use the IoTeX command-line client ioctl to interact with your node and check that it's working correctly. See https://docs.iotex.io/reference/ioctl-cli-reference for the full documentation about ioctl.
First, configure your ioctl client to point to your local node:
ioctl config set endpoint localhost:14014 --insecure
Next, here are a few commands that can help troubleshoot your node operation:
watch ioctl bc info
Check if the block height is increasing (i.e., the node is syncing), compare it with the official IoTeX nodes or on https://iotexscan.io or any other node known to be in sync with the blockchain.
watch ioctl node delegate
This command also allows you to check if the block height is increasing, butt the display is based on the current epoch and includes the block producers' ranking for the current epoch.