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How can I remotely manage my 60+ Antminers at a data center?

I’m deploying my antminers at a data center which provides me with internet via their router.

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The following content was written by newbie598 on May 19, 2018, 06:16:32 PM in the thread How can I remotely manage my 60+ Antminers at a data center?. All content is owned by the author of the bitcointalk.org post. (original)


Hi All,

I’m deploying my antminers at a data center which provides me with internet via their router. 
I want to be able to monitor and manage all of them using Awesome Miner. 

What hardware do i need to make this happen – was planning to get a layer 2 Ethernet switch to connect all my miners to but am unsure of what to do next.  I know awesome miner needs VPN to remotely manage the miners but I’m not sure if a switch would allow me to set one up.
Do I have to get my own firewall/router or is there anyway I can do it only with a switch.

Do I need a specific switch? does it need to have DHCP capabilities?


The following content was written by ccgllc on May 20, 2018, 02:30:38 AM in the thread How can I remotely manage my 60+ Antminers at a data center?. All content is owned by the author of the bitcointalk.org post. (original)


Nope, just VPN so that your miners appear to be on the same subnet your Windows machine is on.  Your hosting provider should be able to help you.
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Sabertooth z87 and 6 280x

I only get the os to recognize 4 gpus, not sure if I need to jump some pci-e pins or not, or maybe I’m missing something else.

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The following content was written by ivanlabrie on January 02, 2014, 07:05:44 PM in the thread Sabertooth z87 and 6 280x. All content is owned by the author of the bitcointalk.org post. (original)


Hi, anyone gotten this to work? I’m using Win 8 currently…trying to avoid bamt since I want a 64 bit os for cpu mining and easier to setup monitoring and remote control (can’t setup port forward with my isp)

I only get the os to recognize 4 gpus, not sure if I need to jump some pci-e pins or not, or maybe I’m missing something else.

The following content was written by frostamation on January 03, 2014, 12:24:48 AM in the thread Sabertooth z87 and 6 280x. All content is owned by the author of the bitcointalk.org post. (original)


are you using powered or unpowered pcie risers? i ask because some people have had luck getting their gpus to recognize with powered risers and not having to jump the pcie port with a wire.

The following content was written by frostamation on January 03, 2014, 12:31:06 AM in the thread Sabertooth z87 and 6 280x. All content is owned by the author of the bitcointalk.org post. (original)


heres some info about the pcie jump and risers http://www.gobitgo.com/articles/1001/How-To-Correctly-Use-and-Install-PCI-E-Riser-Cables/

The following content was written by ivanlabrie on January 03, 2014, 02:06:28 AM in the thread Sabertooth z87 and 6 280x. All content is owned by the author of the bitcointalk.org post. (original)


Thanks, I read a guide there…before trying this.

I’m using powered risers. Maybe I lack the correct chipset drivers to enable the two pci-e 2.0 slots that don’t feed off the cpu?
I did install a chipset driver but it didn’t help.

Gonna try bamt 1.2 tomorrow and see if ti runs.
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Advice choosing a PSU ? Only drawing 550w MAX ??

I have an MSI Mb and x2 280x cards and it’s only using a 550w max. I am not concerned about the efficiency as I have free electric in work.

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The following content was written by bilabonic on January 03, 2014, 05:27:16 PM in the thread Advice choosing a PSU ? Only drawing 550w MAX ?? . All content is owned by the author of the bitcointalk.org post. (original)


Hi All

I have an MSI Mb and x2 280x cards and it’s only using a 550w max . I am not concerned about the efficiency as i have free electric in work Grin

The biggest factor is price.

Is there a formula or % to add to the 550w being used ??

Or do you subtract a figure from the PSU rating ??

I am also based in the UK

Thanks

The following content was written by pletharoe on January 04, 2014, 05:11:38 AM in the thread Advice choosing a PSU ? Only drawing 550w MAX ?? . All content is owned by the author of the bitcointalk.org post. (original)


How did you come to the 550W figure? According to https://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/MATRIXR9280XP3GD5/#specifications each card needs 300W.

Then you also need to factor in the power used by the rest of the machine.

Then add a factor of say 20% to accommodate spikes in power draw.

I’d look at something with 700 – 800 watts and 80plus certification. Stick to the big brands. Wattage isn’t actually the best measure… taken from http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine


The recommended total Power Supply Wattage gives you a general idea on what to look for BUT it is NOT a crucial factor in power supply selection! Total Amperage Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most important, followed by the +5V amperage and then the +3.3V amperage

The following content was written by bilabonic on January 04, 2014, 08:14:54 AM in the thread Advice choosing a PSU ? Only drawing 550w MAX ?? . All content is owned by the author of the bitcointalk.org post. (original)


How did you come to the 550W figure? According to https://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/MATRIXR9280XP3GD5/#specifications each card needs 300W.

Then you also need to factor in the power used by the rest of the machine.

Then add a factor of say 20% to accommodate spikes in power draw.

I’d look at something with 700 – 800 watts and 80plus certification. Stick to the big brands. Wattage isn’t actually the best measure… taken from http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine


The recommended total Power Supply Wattage gives you a general idea on what to look for BUT it is NOT a crucial factor in power supply selection! Total Amperage Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most important, followed by the +5V amperage and then the +3.3V amperage

Thanks for reply.

I’m using a kill-a-wattmeter, the MAX it has used is 550w inc MB. I just want to run 2 cards off the MB/PSU.

So add 20% to 550w = 660w, so a 700/750w 80plus will be ok.


Think i will get this –

http://www.dabs.com/products/coolermaster-700w-g-series-g700w-80–bronze-power-supply-8Z2S.html?refs=394900000&src=3
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Static IP and network defense

I am confident in securing my network, but I’d like to hear what network appliances people are using to protect their mining operations.

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The following content was written by 2tights on January 07, 2014, 06:43:11 PM in the thread Static IP and network defense. All content is owned by the author of the bitcointalk.org post. (original)


I know the main concern for attack is a DDOS attack. I have a static IPV4 address for my home network. I’m concerned that if my IP ends up on a malicious user’s, or bitcoin hater’s, shit-list that I may become a target. I am confident in securing my network, but I’d like to hear what network appliances people are using to protect their mining operations.

The following content was written by Kenshin on January 07, 2014, 06:49:04 PM in the thread Static IP and network defense. All content is owned by the author of the bitcointalk.org post. (original)


If you have a good firewall then it should drop the DDOS.

The following content was written by cp1 on January 07, 2014, 06:49:14 PM in the thread Static IP and network defense. All content is owned by the author of the bitcointalk.org post. (original)


My new router has a checkbox that says “Enable DDOS protection”. No idea if it works well. I’m sure Cisco could sell you something, but I don’t think you’d like the prices. There’s got to be something you can install in a linux box.

The following content was written by Hax8 on January 09, 2014, 08:59:14 PM in the thread Static IP and network defense. All content is owned by the author of the bitcointalk.org post. (original)


It is really difficult to counter a DDoS. Protection built in to the router/firewall just drops the rogue packets without replying but there is no way the router can stop all that traffic from still traversing the pipe and hitting your router/firewall.

You can either:
– Have more bandwidth than the attackers which will still allow your legitimate traffic. With amplification attacks, this is very costly!
– Have your ISP block the traffic further upstream leaving your pipe free.
– Use one of the companies that provide this service which normally means you use them as a proxy hiding your true IP.
– Setup your own proxies in hosted datacentre’s and hide behind those.

That is all I can think of at the moment.

If the mining setup is in your home/office, I would just pull in another internet pipe. Preferably with a different ISP and switch to that when required. Or just use a dedicated line for the miners minimising exposure of your IP to third parties.

The following content was written by cp1 on January 09, 2014, 09:03:17 PM in the thread Static IP and network defense. All content is owned by the author of the bitcointalk.org post. (original)


You could always tell your ISP you’re being attacked and maybe get a new IP assigned? Or go through a VPN for $10 a month for all your traffic.
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