In order to monitor a miner like Bitmain Antminer, Awesome Miner is connecting to the Cgminer/Bmminer API running on the miner to request information. By default, Antminer has the API enabled,
but the API is running in Restricted mode. In Restricted mode it's possible to view statistics and information about the mining, but no changes like pool operations or restart can be performed.
To get full access to the API, Privileged mode instead of Restricted mode, the Antminer must be configured to allow this.
Awesome Miner can connect to Bitmain Antminer S7 and S9 using SSH to enable Privileged API access. This operation can be performed on multiple Antminer's at the same time, to make the
management of a large number of miners efficient.