AwesomeMiner: Download and configured for Windows [Step-by-step setup]
Since many of our readers ask the same questions, we decided to make a small guide on setting up AwesomeMiner. A guide consists of two main parts – setting up mining directly on the MPH pool, and setting up awesomeminer for it.
To get started, download AwesomeMiner itself and the necessary dependencies:
We are following the usual path of the mother’s miner – we are interested in the income “here and now” with conversion to bitcoin and payments as soon as possible. To do this, register on the pool https://miningpoolhub.com/
First of all, we go to the auto exchange tab, where we set ourselves auto-conversion – Bitcoin.
The second step is to go to hub workers, and create a worker for ourselves. Name, password. Work for him you can’t expose, for now.
Now the question arises – how exactly to start mining? The pool hub itself reports on the main page, a free retelling:
Method # 1 – the selected coin. Just configure the batch file to the desired pool from the MPH list via port 20XXX. In general, we are not interested, we are profit miners.
Method number 2 – mining forks of the selected algorithm with the highest profitability through port 17XXX. Already much more interesting. The bottom line is that the profitability of the forks of ether, zikesh and some others constantly floats due to price, complexity, demand and so on. Run claymore for ether mining through the port indicated on the ether pool for multi-mining (17xxx), and the pool itself will palm off the most profitable fork on this port. It can work simply in the form of a batch file, the pool itself controls the profitability of coins. You can turn on the dual, on the stigma. The same thing works with zikesh miners. You don’t need to restart the miner, you don’t need to do anything, don’t forget to specify -allcoins -allpools in the stamp, and set the necessary work in the settings of the worker on the pool (for example, by May forking the ether – set Ethash). All coins mined at a favorable rate will be converted to cue ball, but we indicated auto-conversion at the very beginning.
Method number 3 – mining the most profitable algorithm at the moment, using control from the site or third-party software. The most interesting, but a lot to configure. As in the second case, you can use one miner that miners a lot of algorithms – ccminer, how to configure it for this feature is described on the pool hub. I don’t see a reason to paint here, and ccminer itself doesn’t show good results in all the algo, so my choice is third-party software. In the second part we will consider awesomeminer.
In conclusion, answers to some common questions in advance :
what is the commission of the pool? – 0.9% But pay attention in the settings there is also a donate option, it also removes while masking, configure it to your advantage.
Minimum withdrawal – 0.002 btc, with a commission of 0.0003 btc.
Where to withdraw money / how to withdraw automatically – through the wallet on the Bitcoin pool on the pool hub. Write your wallet there, set up auto-withdraw, if necessary.
What job to set for workers – a job for workers should be set only if your workers are controlled by a pool hub as in method 2. If you manage them yourself, nothing is needed.
Part 2 – AwesomeMiner
Download and install AwesomeMiner the latest version (at the time of writing this article is v7.7.2 , the list of changes is here ).
After the first launch, he suggests immediately creating an employee (miner). We agree and create.
The type of miner is Managed profit miner .
Next – give it a name, for the rest you can score for now, we complete the creation.
And so, we see the awesomeminer window with one miner created, and we stupidly, not knowing what to do next. I will tell.
To begin with, by this moment it would be necessary to imagine what kind of coins / algorithms we will get at the mining pool hub. We absolutely do not need anything at all, we need those that bring consistently good income, and those that sometimes shoot. You can watch this case on the mining page of the mining hub. Stable algorithms – Eth, Eqh, shooting – scrypt, NeoScrypt, SHA-3 (keccak), Lyra2RE2, this is according to my observations. You configure how you see it, and on what maps / farms are available.
And first of all, go to Options, to the “ Managed Software ” section. In this section, we determine which miner will mine which algorithms. If you are lazy, you can leave it like that, but as a result, AwesomeMiner can run Zcash not on Zecminer, but on ccminer, which threatens to lose the hashrate.
The next tab for customization will be Algorithms . There, we simply chop off all the algorithms that we do not need, which we do not need to track and mine. There are a lot of them there, study – sha256 is generally for ASICs, skunkhash is simply not on the mining pool hub, and so on. Turn off all unnecessary, do not be greedy.
And then we get to the Profit Switching tab. We turn on – “enable profit switching” , set the interval for checking profitability – also do not be greedy too, it seems to me an hour (60 minutes) is the minimum.
Addition: remember! that the pool reward system is PPLNS. Five minutes to mine is pointless! Leave check intervals for at least an hour, otherwise you just won’t earn anything. As for switching profitability in terms of percentage difference, this is the moment of finer tuning; for starters, it is not needed. Immediately turn on the MiningPoolHub daw, and enter the name of your worker and region.
Now for the fun part!
Go to the Profit Profiles tab.
As I advise you to do with it – take the profit profile already hammered in there, select it, click Clone, and then work with the copy already. Which profile to take depends on which cards you have.
Click Edit for your profit clone. Immediately give him a recognizable name.
Put daws for the necessary miners that we will use, and remove unnecessary ones. Anyway, you won’t be able to mine all at once! Now each miner is separate.
Select Claymore Dual Blah Blubla, press Configure
Indicate the path to your previously downloaded miner. I highly recommend downloading immediately.
Prescribe start parameters. Like a regular batch file.
Moreover, remember the previous post and mining of all forks? In the launch options, I personally write everything completely as in a batch file – both the server address and port 17020
It is not necessary to write down the address and port, the worker and the wallet. The program itself takes everything from the settings. The necessary ports can be registered in the Online Services tab for the desired algorithms. We prescribe the worker in the miner settings. In the batch file you need to specify only -allpools 1 -allcoins 1 and other startup parameters you need. But the same thing can be omitted from the startup parameters, but pre-created equipment profiles where you can prescribe the necessary options.
We exit the Claymore settings and take the next miner.
Tip – do not try to configure everything at once. Set up one or two miners, do not be greedy, just turn off the rest for now. Get into the topic – configure the rest yourself.
Miners configured – we look in the section Customize in our Profit Profile.
This is a critical part! Here is the hashrate of each algorithm that you allowed to mine – you need to specify it very close to the real one from your farm! Otherwise, profitability data will be shamelessly lying.
You can allow one algorithm and run for a test, for example. Or roughly set for each algo.
Or set default, and when that algorithm starts and you see a real hashrate, go in and correct it for a real algo.
You can go through the benchmark, which is present in the tools tab on the main program panel. Note! One video card passes the benchmark, and you need to register in your Profit Profile the result of all the cards in Riga (worker) at once. That is, if the cards are the same, go through the benchmark and write the result times the number of cards.
Also, when mining is started, it is possible to poke a worker with the right mouse button and select Save Hashrate. This action saves the current hashrate in your profile on this algorithm.
Before you start! We go to Properties of our miner on the awesome main tab. We write the name of the worker from the pool hub there and set the profit profile that we created. Autostart miner – then decide for yourself.
Well, that’s it, the moment of truth. Go to the last tab of Online Services, see what is the most profitable at the moment on MiningPoolHub. The display of other services, by the way, can be disabled in the options – Online Services. I left for information.
At the bottom of the Online Services page, select the profit profile! which they did before. Otherwise, it will show what horrible.
Launch your miner.
Coincide with what is top-end at the moment? If not, see what you did not. Or some miner was not allowed, or they lied with a hashrate.
If so, watch the farm for some time, switch algorithms, and successfully mine!
P.S. In a very similar way, you can configure the miner on zpool, instead of the name of the worker, it uses the bitcoin address. But the payout system is different, and some algo settings are different. The same hash, you can set the avesomeminer on a nice, it will work instead of the standard nice-miner. If there is enough power to quickly grab profit – you can generally configure all three multipools. AwesomeMiner will switch between them and the highest profitability algorithms. I remembered NiceHash, then Nice left the top, switched to Zpool, then back – but this, IMHO, has very decent power.
Why did I only describe the setup on miningpoolhub? and how to tune in to other pools?
I was interested in profitable mining on multi-pools with conversion to Bitcoin, and it is almost already preinstalled in awesomeminer, which I talked about. The materiel for all three multipools is the same, differences in small details can be configured according to this instruction. For other pools, coins, situations – the Avesseminer, of course, can do a lot more, add its own pools, manage ASICs and so on – I did not do this and I am not going to; do not ask me questions on these topics – it makes no sense.
If I have a hodgepodge of cards, I want it like on the fly – different cards for different algorithms?
like mine, in one farm 2×1066 samsung, 2×1063 huniks. Just like on the fly it will not be when each card can launch its own miner, but at least two groups can be made (in the free version). The procedure is the same as in the instructions, but – two workers are created on the mining pool hub, two workers in the Avesomeminer program, and two profit profiles! For each worker in the program, you associate your pool hub worker, as well as your own separate profit profile. In my profile with hunixes, the claymore miner and ethash are generally disabled as an algorithm, i.e. he does not even consider ether and forks on the subject of profitability.
Key point! Now, in each (of two) profitability profile, we go into each included miner (Configure) and in the launch parameters we prescribe specific video cards!
For one profitability profile, I set up a card with Samsung to launch, for the second with hunix – everything works flawlessly. Two miners are constantly running, sometimes they mine the same thing, sometimes they are different algoes, the main hash rate in the profile is normal.
Part 3. Strategy building, individual coin mining, Electroneum mining.
While working with awesomeminer, it was realized that multipools with an exchange for bitcoin (or other currencies) are not always the best pools with the most advanced profitability, however, they have great tools that you can use, especially in conjunction with such powerful software as awesome . Therefore, to start again or for the first time, I will voice several principles on which you can build successful work with multi-pools and this software.
greed will ruin everything . Do not be greedy! Do not try to include the maximum of algorithms, do not try to include the minimum time for switching profitability. It’s useless.
remember PPLNS. In any case, you will get the maximum profit if you mine the same long time. In five minutes you will not have time to mine anything.
It’s better to mine more than one coin for exchange than ten little by little.
This is not a hash and is not an alternative to it. Everything works with the approach and strategy, yes, it will have to work, and the result will often not be long in coming.
build your strategy
roughly determine the best algorithms for the short term, like a week or a month, turn them on and mercilessly turn off the rest with a firm hand. Two or three algorithms that will work stably for several hours per call are much better than a shitcoin mishmash once every half an hour. You should consciously approach the choice of algorithms based on current trends, if you want to make money.
adjust auto exchange. At MPH there is such an opportunity. It’s not always, even, far from always beneficial to change everything to BTC. You have a ton of opportunities to regulate currency flows. You can set auto-exchange to another (perspective) currency, and you can disable some units from auto-exchange if they seem to you quite profitable in themselves.
based on the previous paragraph – some currencies can be mined separately if this is part of your strategy.
Do not try to trick the system and get anything by changing to ether, or a convict. Most often it’s more profitable just to get ether / or convict directly. You must understand this. Change to BTC, because this currency can not be obtained, but it is growing every day. Or on LTC, because it can’t be obtained on the GPU, and you want to mine everything into one stable and profitable currency. You must understand why you are mining and exchanging it in this currency, be clearly aware. And why don’t you change some part.
Some currencies, on MPH or zpool, can also be mined directly if this is part of your strategy. There are various reasons to configure this part in software, for example-
electroneum, although it appeared on MPH, but it can not be exchanged for anything – it is not on the exchanges that this pool supports.
Some coins that I would like to mine separately, in the software settings are multi-protocol, that is, you can connect to the ether mine from awesome with default settings only on the port where all the forks of ethash are sitting, and you can’t say exactly what will be extracted from them Currently. And you, accordingly, want to broadcast, if it is now profitable.
Let’s look at the example of electroneum.
Go to the Pools tab in the settings.
Go to the Pools tab in the settings.
We fill in the pool settings, we take them from the ETN pool on the pool hub
If you need another coin, in the same way we go after the settings for the coin pool on the pool hub, create another pool. Then – go to the Pool Group tab right there in the pools, and make a group of these pools if there are several coins. Well, now, go to the Profit Switching tab in the options, and add our pool or group to the profitability switch.
Well, all this starts to work. It is worth paying attention to one detail – now, in the Online Services tabs, general data on the profitability of algorithms from the multi-pool will be displayed, and your separate coin that you just set up will be displayed in the coins tab.