Manual Updates - October 10th 2023

Welcome to our dedicated post where we bring you the latest and most crucial updates from the ThreeFold Manual - your go-to resource at! Whether it’s fresh articles or new how-to tutorials, we’re committed to keeping you at the forefront of TFGrid knowledge. Let’s dive right in!

New Article: Deploy the Playground Locally

The ThreeFold Playground is a dynamic space for testing, building, and experiencing the ThreeFold Grid’s power. You can access the online version at, making it easy to get started. But in this guide, we’ll show you how to set up the ThreeFold Playground on your local environment, whether it’s for Testnet or Mainnet.

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New Section: Computer and IT Basics

This resource is tailored for system administrators and offers fundamental insights into key areas of IT management:

  • CLI and Scripts Basics: Learn the foundations of command-line interface (CLI) usage and scripting essentials. These skills are fundamental for efficiently managing and automating IT tasks.
  • Docker Basics: Discover the core concepts of Docker, a leading containerization platform. This knowledge empowers you to efficiently deploy and manage applications in isolated environments.
  • Git and GitHub Basics: Explore the fundamentals of Git version control and GitHub collaboration. Mastering these tools is essential for streamlined code management and teamwork.
  • Firewall Basics: Gain insights into firewall principles, a critical component of network security. Understand how firewalls protect your systems and data from unauthorized access.
  • UFW Basics: Delve into the basics of Uncomplicated Firewall (UFW). Learn how to manage firewall rules and enhance the security of your systems with ease.
  • Firewalld Basics: Explore the essentials of Firewalld, a dynamic firewall management tool. Discover how it simplifies firewall configuration and monitoring.

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New: GPU Support Tutorials

We’re excited to introduce a series of tutorials on GPU support in the TFGrid Manual. GPUs, or Graphics Processing Units, are specialized hardware components that excel at handling tasks related to graphics and parallel processing. Here’s an overview of the GPU support tutorials:

  • GPU Support in JavaScript: This tutorial explains how to harness GPU support within the ThreeFold Grid environment by using Javascript.
    Explore the JavaScript Tutorial

  • GPU Support in GRID3 GO: For those working with the GRID3 GO client, this tutorial guides you through utilizing GPU support within the ThreeFold Grid.
    Explore the GRID3 GO Tutorial

  • GPU Support in Explorer: The Explorer interface also supports GPU utilization. This tutorial explains how to access and leverage GPU resources through the Explorer interface, opening up new possibilities for your computing needs.
    Explore the Explorer Tutorial

  • GPU Support in Terraform: If you prefer using Terraform for infrastructure management, this tutorial covers GPU support within Terraform scripts. Learn how to integrate GPUs into your infrastructure deployments.
    Explore the Terraform Tutorial

  • Filter and Reserve a GPU Node In the Dedicated Nodes section of the Portal: you can filter and reserve a GPU node. This tutorial walks you through the process, ensuring you can efficiently access and utilize GPU resources.
    Explore the Portal Tutorial

  • Deploy a VM with GPU: This tutorial is dedicated to deploying virtual machines with GPU support. Whether you’re running simulations, machine learning workloads, or graphics-intensive applications, this guide will help you harness the power of GPUs.
    Explore the VM Deployment Tutorial

New: TFGrid by Design (Concepts)

We’re excited to introduce the latest addition to the TFGrid Manual: the “TF Grid by Design” section. In this comprehensive resource, we delve into the architectural and conceptual foundations of the ThreeFold Grid, offering a deeper understanding of its design principles.

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Updated: QSFS Documentation

We’re pleased to announce the latest updates to the QSFS (Quantum Safe File System) documentation in the TFGrid Manual. QSFS is a revolutionary file system designed for security and quantum resistance. The updated documentation provides in-depth insights into deploying and utilizing QSFS within the ThreeFold Grid.

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Updated FAQ Section

We’re pleased to announce updates to our FAQ section in the TFGrid Manual. Our goal is to provide you with clear and concise answers to common questions and issues you might encounter when working with the ThreeFold Grid. Here are some of the updated FAQs:

  • FAQ: "What are the different TF Manual links for GPU support?"
    This FAQ entry helps you quickly find the various TF Manual links related to GPU support. Whether you’re interested in JavaScript, GRID3 GO, Explorer, Terraform, or reserving GPU nodes, you’ll discover the relevant resources in this comprehensive answer.
    Explore the FAQ

  • FAQ: "I try to boot a 3node, but I get the message ‘no route with default gateway found.’ What does it mean?"
    If you’ve encountered this error message during the booting process of a 3node, this FAQ entry provides a clear explanation of its meaning. Additionally, it offers guidance on how to address and resolve this issue to ensure a successful boot.
    Explore the FAQ

New: WireGuard Access Guide

WireGuard is a modern, efficient, and highly secure VPN (Virtual Private Network) solution. WireGuard provides a reliable and secure method to establish encrypted connections between devices, making it ideal for secure communication and remote access scenarios. With this guide, you can set up a weblet, a lightweight containerized environment, configured with WireGuard access. This guide empowers you to deploy a weblet with WireGuard access on the ThreeFold Grid.

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New: 3Node Building - Network and DHCP Updates

We’re excited to introduce some updates to the section “Build a 3Node” of the ThreeFold farming resources.

The section “3. Set Hardware Guide” now has a subsection called “Connecting the 3Node to the Internet”. This section gives some essential information on setting the network for your 3Nodes. It also covers the differences between managed and unmanaged switches.

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The section “5. Set the BIOS/UEFI” now has a subsection called “Z-OS and DHCP”. This section gives additional information about Z-OS and DHCP. It also covers the different ways to use Static IP addresses within the ThreeFold ecosystem.

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Updated Farmerbot Tutorials

We’re excited to announce updates to our Farmerbot tutorials, designed to help you manage and optimize your ThreeFold farming experience.

  • Quick Guide: Explore the Quick Guide
    The Quick Guide offers a concise overview of Farmerbot, providing essential information and quick-start instructions. It’s the perfect resource if you’re looking to get started quickly and efficiently.
  • Extensive Guide: Explore the Extensive Guide
    The Full Guide is your comprehensive resource for mastering Farmerbot. Dive deep into advanced strategies, configuration options, and best practices to maximize your farming potential.
  • Additional Information: Explore Additional Information
    In the Additional Information section, you’ll find supplementary details, tips, and insights to further enhance your farming knowledge. This section is ideal for those seeking a deeper understanding of Farmerbot and its capabilities.

Updated Nextcloud All-in-One Deployment Guide

We’re pleased to announce updates to our Nextcloud All-in-One Deployment Guide, now with simplified instructions and proper HTTPS connections. This guide empowers you to deploy Nextcloud on the ThreeFold Grid with ease and security.

What’s New:

  • Simplified Steps: The updated guide simplifies the deployment process, making it even more accessible for users of all levels. Whether you’re new to Nextcloud or a seasoned user, you’ll find the steps straightforward and easy to follow.
  • Proper HTTPS Connection: Ensuring the security of your Nextcloud instance is a priority. This update includes instructions on setting up HTTPS connections, enhancing the privacy and protection of your data.
  • Comprehensive Guidance: The guide provides comprehensive guidance on deploying Nextcloud All-in-One, from initial setup to accessing your Nextcloud instance over a secure connection.
  • Compatibility: The instructions are designed to work seamlessly on the ThreeFold Grid, ensuring a smooth deployment experience.

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That’s a Wrap!

Thank you for joining us on this TF Manual update! We hope that this post has provided you with valuable insights into the latest resources available on the manual. We’d like to also show our gratitude to our dedicated developers and manual writers who have contributed to the maintenance of the manual.

If there are specific topics or sections that you feel are missing from the manual, or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to comment below. Your input helps us ensure that the manual remains a comprehensive and user-friendly resource for the community. See you next week for more updates on our manual!

ThreeFold Product and Documentation Team

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