How to monitor your mining with Foreman

How to monitor your mining with Foreman

In this tutorial, you will know how to set up the cryptocurrency mining monitor Foreman with your Cruxpool mining.

What is Foreman

Foreman is a cryptocurrency mining monitor which gives you an easy and understandable dashboard manager. Your monitoring will do without custom operating or closed-source binaries.

Foreman monitoring is very scalable, easy to use and set up and has plenty of detailed information about your mining.

Download the monitoring software

Before you download the mining software, you have to create an account on Foreman. After that, you can download the Foreman software named PickAxe, depending on the environment you use for mining and if you have Java or not for certain environments.

Install Foreman

Windows version

After downloading PickAxe, unzip it and search the pickaxe.yml file on the conf folder. Open the file and replace the actual content by the following.

apiKey: “90b0f3f4ca619594dd25275c508fe79aff048ddc”

clientId: “878”

control: true

Then, run the batch file pickaxe.bat on the bin folder and start the service file service-start.bat available on the same folder.

Now you can watch your installation available on the PickAxe section in the Foreman dashboard.

Linux version

In the case your miner is on a Linux version, open the command prompt and run the following command.

curl https://tinyurl.com/service-install -Ls –output install.sh; sudo bash install.sh 878 90b0f3f4ca619594dd25275c508fe79aff048ddc

This command will download, install, configure, and start PickAxe. After that, you can your installation available on the PickAxe section in the Foreman dashboard. 

Set up your monitoring environment

Add miners

When you have installed PickAxe, it is time to add your miners. Go to PickAxe section and click on Add miner, a pop-up will be displayed.

You have to enter a worker name, choose the PickAxe, your platform / operating system, and the miner you will use. After that, you need to set the IP. If your miner is the one that has Foreman installed on it, you don’t need to change the IP but if it is not the case, you need to put the IP address that the miner has and a special command on your mining software.

After setting up the miner configuration, you can start your mining. Miner will be added to the Miner section where you can see a large number of data of your mining.

Edit a miner

To edit miner information, go to the Miner section and click on the top-right corner and choose Settings. In the Settings display, you can change the miner configuration and set alerts for hashrate and temperature. You have also mining options for MiningRigRentals integration.