How to manage your mining farm - Part 1: ASICs

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Jan 15, 2019 · 6 min read
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minerstat is a remote mining monitor and management platform that offers you various tools, software, and features - hence, it can be quite overwhelming when you start for the first time. Because of that, we have written plenty of tutorials that will help you learn how to use minerstat to your advantage. The tutorials will guide you through different features and you can always return to them when you have a question or you get stuck. In this post, we will help you with the organization. You have downloaded minerstat software, set it up for one worker and you just love it - but now, you want to move all of your workers to minerstat. How to do that the fastest way?

Today’s post will answer your questions and help you set up minerstat on your ASIC mining farm in the most efficient and fast way. The next time, we will show you how to manage your mining farm with AMD or Nvidia mining rigs.

1. Your minerstat plan

First, you can always upgrade your plan without losing money - at each upgrade of your plan, we will give you an upgrade discount that will cover the costs of the time and workers you haven’t spent yet. So if you buy 40 workers today, and 80 workers next week, you will get the discount for 40 workers for the remaining 3 weeks of the month. You always extend the account and the minimum bought time is 30 days. When you are upgrading, you need to select the final number of workers (so first 40, then 80, then 120, etc). So if you know that you can establish 40 workers per day, we suggest you start with 40 workers and then upgrade your plan to 80 workers when the first 40 workers are set and working.

Second, if you have a larger farm and want to test it first, send us an e-mail or step in touch with us on live chat or on Discord. We can offer you a free testing week with a certain number of workers to give you the time to set everything up before your first payment.

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2. Profile organization

Customers

  • Con: Each customer has its own access key, so you must assure that the ASIC is using the correct - customer’s - access key. This might mean that you won’t be able to use bulk install on all of your ASICs at once.

Groups

  • Con: You will need to be careful when saving configs, pools, and wallets addresses to not mix the customer’s preferences. Global statistics and total estimated earnings will apply to all customers workers and you won’t be able to create a public profile for your customer.

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3. Adding workers

Import workers

  1. Download Locator.
  2. Run Locator and export JSON.
  3. Bulk import of the workers. You can follow the link or go to the workers’ list and click on Add worker. You will find the Bulk import option at the bottom of the opened menu.
  4. Select the JSON file generated by Locator.
  5. Check if all data is correct and import the workers.

Connect to your local network with SSH and run the following command to install ASIC Hub to your ASICs:

cd /tmp && wget -O bulk.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/minerstat/minerstat-asic-hub/master/bulk-install.sh && chmod 777 *.sh && sh bulk.sh

It will ask you for access key and group/location. The first can be found by hovering your mouse over the avatar in the top right corner of the dashboard. The second can be asic or any other group name you used when importing your workers.

The ASICs should now be operating, loading your previously set configuration to your minerstat dashboard.

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4. ASIC configuration

  1. Open the worker’s config.
  2. Under the target, select one of the workers that are part of the group you want to update.
  3. The page will refresh and load this worker’s configs.
  4. Again open the target menu and select the group or the workers you want to update.
  5. The page will stay the same with loaded configs of that one worker.
  6. Scroll down to the ASIC section and update the configs.
  7. Save changes.

This will update the changes for all ASICs under the target.

You can overclock your ASIC through a worker’s config section by changing the frequency value.

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5. Monitoring settings

  • ASIC temperature;
  • When the worker goes offline;
  • When the worker comes back online;
  • ASIC notifications, hardware errors, and high temperature;
  • Hashrate drop;
  • Efficiency drop.

Triggers allow you to set up certain action when an event is detected: restart the software, reboot the machine, shut down the machine, set fans, etc.

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6. Profit switch

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7. Other features worth checking out

Control room

Balance monitoring

Mining calculator

24h logs and diagnostic

If you will need any help along the way, you can join us on Discord or on the live chat on your minerstat dashboard.

Happy mining!

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Start monitoring your ASIC farm on minerstat by registering a new account.

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