ASIC management without the SSH access

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3 min readMay 9, 2019


Because of the possible security issues, a lot of ASIC manufacturers entirely disabled the SSH access to the ASIC machines. This meant that remote monitoring and management of some popular ASIC, such as Antminer Z11, Antminer S17, Antminer S17 Pro, and Antminer T17 were impossible to do over SSH.

We have been planning to release a new ASIC Hub version that will allow the monitoring of some older and newer ASICs that don’t support SSH access for a while. Now, it is finally available and presented as the new ASIC Hub. We decided to keep the name ASIC Hub as the software still works as a hub - it is just not installed directly to ASIC but on a Linux, Mac, or Raspberry Pi machine that runs in the same local network as the ASICs.

ASIC Hub installation

Installing the ASIC Hub will only take you a few minutes. You will need a Linux, Mac, or Raspberry Pi computer that is placed in your local network. If you only have a Windows computer available, you can also install VM (virtual machine) with Ubuntu OS 18.04 (Linux) and follow the same installation procedure.

First, log in to the computer that will act as a server via SSH or Terminal.

Then run the installation command.

Linux/Raspberry Pi

wget -O - | bash


curl -L -s | bash -s

The wizard will lead you through different steps where you will need to enter your access key, ASIC group for monitoring, and the type of firmware you are using. The wizard will install all dependencies and crontabs you need for monitoring.

Press [Enter] to enter the installation process.

Enter your access key and press [Enter] to confirm it.

Enter the group you want to monitor and press [Enter]. ASIC Hub (Non-SSH) will monitor all ASICs that are added to this group, so if you enter a group asic this will monitor all ASICs on your account.

💡 Tip: If you are already running some ASICs on ASIC Hub SSH, then we suggest putting your Non-SSH ASICs in the additional group, for example, nonssh, and then enter this group on this step.

With up and down arrows select which firmware you are using on your ASICs. If you use some ASICs with default firmware and some with Braiins OS, we suggest going through the wizard twice and putting all your Braiins OS ASICs into a separate group.

Press [Space] to confirm the selection and then [Enter] to continue.

After this, the finish screen will open and you can exit it by pressing [Enter].

If you want to add additional crontabs for different ASIC groups, you can run the wizard as many times you like or just manually edit the crontabs.

Your workers should be online on the dashboard in a few moments.

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