Because of the possible security issues, a lot of ASICs 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 ASIC Hub (Non-SSH).
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.
The main differences between ASIC Hub and ASIC Hub (Non-SSH)
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- ASIC Hub requires SSH username and password.
- ASIC Hub (Non-SSH) requires username and password you use to login to the official ASIC dashboard.
- ASIC Hub is installed directly on the ASIC via SSH connection (with PuTTY, Terminus, or any other software that allows SSH connection). Because of that, there is no need to run a special computer from the same local network.
- ASIC Hub (Non-SSH) is installed on a separate computer (Linux, Mac, Raspberry Pi or Windows with VM) that must be running 24/7 to keep the connection between ASIC and minerstat dashboard. If there are more ASICs monitored through ASIC Hub (Non-SSH) a special parameter
ulimitneeds to be increased to ensure normal connecting.
- ASIC Hub is supported for all Bitmain’s Antminer, including Braiins OS firmware, Baikal, Innosilicon, Dayun, Spondoolies, Whatsminer, Blackminer, and HyperBit.
- ASIC Hub (Non-SSH) is supported for all Bitmain’s Antminers, including Braiins OS firmware, Dayun, Fusionsilicon, Innosilicon (recent models), Obelisk, Spondoolies, and StrongU.
Both ASIC Hub versions allow monitoring of hashrate, temperature, fans for all ASICs connected to the minerstat dashboard.
Both ASIC Hub versions allow all management functions, including but not limited to:
- Reboot, restart, and shut down;
- Full configuration management, including changing the pool, frequency, and voltage remotely from the dashboard;
- Profit switch;
- Automatic triggers.
ASIC Hub (Non-SSH) installation
Installing the ASIC Hub (Non-SSH) 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 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.
wget -O - https://minerstat.com/nonssh-install | bash
curl -L -s https://minerstat.com/nonssh-install | 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 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 to put 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 to go through the wizard twice and to put all your Braiins OS ASICs to 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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