Awesome Miner Remote Agent

Please note that Remote Agent is only required when using the Managed Miner concept to connect to remote computers. Remote Agent should be installed on the remote Windows computer that will perform the mining.

To perform mining on the same computer as the Awesome Miner application is running, or using the External Miner feature to connect to other miners (ASIC's, computers running Linux or simply other Windows computers where Managed Mining concept isn't used), the Remote Agent application is not needed.

Remote Agent is a package to enable the Managed Miner concept on a remote computer. Remote Agent itself provides very few configuration parameters and almost no user interface. The Awesome Miner main application is always used to setup miners, pools and all other configuration.

In Awesome Miner a Managed Miner can be defined to either run locally on the same computer as the Awesome Miner application, or run on a remote computer that runs Remote Agent. The configuration in Awesome Miner is almost identical for these two cases, you only have to point to the hostname or IP address of the Remote Agent instead of using the local computer.

Installation

The Remote Agent application can be downloaded from the Awesome Miner download page. The Remote Agent installer will install these components:

  • Awesome Miner Remote Agent: A Windows application that runs in the notification area (system tray). This application will listen from connections from Awesome Miner and provides Managed Miner functionality.
  • Awesome Miner Remote Service: A Windows service that doesn't have any user interface. This service will listen from connections from Awesome Miner and provides Managed Miner functionality.
  • Awesome Miner Remote Service Configuration: A Windows application for configuring both Remote Agent (Windows application) and the Remote Service (Windows service).

Important: Please note that either Remote Agent or Remote Service should be running on the remote computer, not both. Both alternatives have their benefits and drawbacks.

Remote Service Configuration

The Remote Service Configuration tool is used to configure both the Remote Agent and Remote Service. In order to use the Remote Service, it must be installed as a Windows service using the buttons provided by the user interface. If only the Remote Agent application will be used, the Remote Service should not be installed as both cannot run at the same time.

The port setting and log level setting applies to both Remote Agent and Remote Service.

The Remote Service Configuration tool is found in the folder where Remote Agent is installed.

Awesome Miner Remote Service Configuration

Remote Agent

The Awesome Miner Remote Agent application runs in notification area as illustrated in the screenshot below.

Benefits: Easy to start, exit and see if running.
Drawbacks: Automatically started when the user sign in to Windows, but will not start before that. If automatic sign in is used in Windows, this is not a problem.

Remote Agent

Remote Service

The Awesome Miner Remote Service must be installed as a Windows Service by the Remote Agent Configuration tool.

Benefits: Can start automatically when Windows is started, without the need for a user to sign in.
Drawbacks: As the process runs without user interface access, there are limitations on the device information that can be accessed from the mining process. Some devices may not show all device information like temperatures and core clock.

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