By default, an active orchestrator will automatically call reward in each round meaning that it will submit an Ethereum transaction that will distribute newly minted LPT rewards to itself and its delegators.
The amount of LPT rewards distributed by the reward call will depend on the orchestrator's stake (includes both its own self-delegated stake and the stake of its delegators). Note that it is possible for the ETH transaction cost of calling reward to exceed the amount of LPT rewards distributed for orchestrator's with very low stake.
As you are getting started, the recommendation is to initially disable automatic
reward calls, manually make reward calls via
livepeer_cli in each round based
on whether it makes economic senese to do so and enable automatic reward calls
only when you feel comfortable with the amount of LPT rewards expected to be
distributed relative to the ETH transaction cost.
You can disable automatic reward calls with the
-reward=false flag (all other
livepeer \ -network mainnet \ -reward=false
You can manually call reward via
Estimate the current ETH transacton cost for calling reward.
livepeer is running and run
Enter the number corresponding to the
Invoke "reward" option
Wait for transaction to confirm. You should see the logs of your orchestrator indicating a transaction being submitted and confirmed on-chain.
You can enable automatic reward calls by omitting the
-reward=false flag since
this feature is enabled by default.