In part 1 we covered the groundwork you need in order to get a miner instance up and running on amazon’s servers. Now we are going to log in and put your info to work.
Before we log in to your instance, we need to set up a worker in your pool. Most will set one up for you by default, but you want to double check. Log in to whatever pool you selected. I suggested doge.hashfaster.com. Go to the worker section on the left side of the page. you should have a section that has worker configurations in it.
It will have your username followed by a box, and another box for a password. Make easy to remember, short entries. The general practice is to use numbers in the first and a single character in the second. The only harm someone could do with this info is that they could mine for you! Make it simple. You don’t want to mine and have it not get credited to your account. Look at the worker info again and remember it. It should be in the form of username.1:password for instance, mine is tinyenormous.1:x
In order to log in to your instance you need
-your key (from amazon)
-the ip address of the instance
There are a lot of ways to ssh, but I’m going to use the terminal.
First I’m going to change the permissions on the key.
chmod 400 /path/to/your/key
next I’m going to wait until the instance shows up in the dashboard and copy the ip address.
Then I type
ssh -i /path/to/your/key ubuntu@PasteYourIPRightHere
and you should be in! On log in, the first prompt will ask you for your pool server address. This will look like
note that it begins with stratum+tcp and ends with :3339. Those things may change from server to server, but it’s important to have them in there and correct.
Next up is your WORKER username and password.
Enter it exactly as I showed it above
Hit return and your miner will spring to life! In order to check on it’s progress type
and it will read the log that your miner is writing.
After a few minutes your pool dashboard should show your speed on it. The pool dashboard number is often off, and should only really be used in order to see if you have successfully connected.
This is obviously just the beginning of cloud mining, so feel free to poke around, fire up more instances, or tweak the settings!
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