Tutorials

Bulk Importing ASICs

Getting notified as soon as problems arise is key to successfully managing a large-scale mining operation. From hardware failures to stratum connectivity issues, Foreman notifies you when something goes wrong and serves as a critical tool for minimizing downtime by enabling operators to remedy problems remotely.

The following tutorial provides Foreman users with the steps needed to easily mass import an ASIC farm of any size to their private, hosted dashboard.

What can be Imported

Foreman fully supports bulk importing every ASIC and FPGA model from the following manufacturers:

  • Aixin
  • Antminer
  • AvalonMiner
  • Baikal
  • Blackminer
  • Dayun
  • DragonMint
  • FutureBit
  • HyperBit
  • Innosilicon
  • Multminer
  • Obelisk
  • Spondoolies
  • StrongU
  • Whatsminer

Have a miner that we don’t support? Contact us and we’ll add it right away!

1. Getting Started

To begin this process, you’ll need to have a Pickaxe running (see our Getting Started guide for help with that). You’ll know you’re ready when your Pickaxe is online — notice the green bubble:

2. Performing a Bulk Import

On the Pickaxe that will be querying your new miners, click ‘Find Miners’. You’ll then be prompted for some information related to what you’d like to add:

This process works by scanning your local network for any miners that match the criteria you provide.

In this example, I know that to get to one of my Antminer ASIC management pages, I open my browser and go to http://192.168.1.2 , and I login with root/root — that tells me that this miner is running on the 192.168.1 subnet.

For this tutorial, we’ll scan for Antminer ASICs, and we’ll only scan the subnet from 192.168.1.1–192.168.1.10 (if I wanted to scan the entire subnet, I’d scan from 192.168.1.1–192.168.1.255, but in this demo, I know that I only have 10 miners online).

Press ‘Start’ and wait for your miners to be found:

Make any adjustments, as needed, and then ‘Save’ your miners — this will add them all to your dashboard.

3. You’re Done!

Within 2 minutes, your miners will sync, appear online, and you’ll start getting notifications if anything goes wrong:

Now you can play around and see what Foreman has to offer. Customize your dashboard, view your real-time earnings, configure alerting, and remotely change your ASIC pools.

Stay tuned for more updates! If you have any questions, contact us on Discord, Twitter, or send us an email!

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