When I finally made the switch to Ethereum, I started off by using one of the most popular mining programs out there, Claymore’s Ethereum Miner. The miner works well, but keeping an eye on things got to be a pain: the pools I use only report every 10 minutes or so and having 3-4 remote desktop instances was a bit overwhelming. Enter the Claymore Ethereum Dual Miner Manager.
Even though my operation is small, managing and monitoring is still important. When looking for a way to monitor the hashrate on multiple rigs, I searched high and low; I even looked at some paid for applications. However, in my world, the less I spend, the better I feel. While digging around, I found a “remote manager” folder packed in the Claymore Ethereum Miner. As usual, I opened the readme.txt file and realized it is all I need.
- Remote monitoring: hashrates, GPUs temperature, fan speeds, current pool names, etc.
- Remote management: restart miners, apply “epools.txt”, “dpools.txt” and “config.txt” files.
- Simple webserver.
Although the application is simple, it provides me with everything I need, for now. I get a quick look at my individual machine’s hashrate, each card’s performance, the temperature, which pool the application is mining too, I can deploy epools.txt files, restart miners, and even remotely reboot machines.
Configuring the application is easy. All you have to do is hit the “Add Miner” button on the bottom left, input some information, and press OK. There is one consideration to make before you begin though. The application does not rely on the machine’s hostname. Instead, you must input the IP address of your mining machine. If you have DHCP configured on your network or your router, it will be in your best interest to create a reservation or simply use a static IP address on your mining machines. Personally, I go the route of reservations, but your mileage may vary.
Once configured, there isn’t much to it. You have your information front and center. Right clicking on a machine brings up a contextual menu that allows you to perform configuration elements and management tasks.
Additionally, an added bonus is that the PhoenixMiner works with the Monitor.
If you are looking for a quick download, you can find the Monitor in our Forums as its own download