How do I populate my Site Map using Interactive Fill?

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Creating your Group and Rack Layout

To get started, you'll want to get the empty layout of the racks at your farm created in Foreman. CSV upload is the best way to add your entire farm layout across multiple groups and racks simultaneously. Click the 'Upload Layout' button and then 'Download' to generate a black CSV file.

In this instance, we will create a layout consisting of two containers or buildings, each containing 4 racks that are 10 miners wide and 4 tall. On the CSV, create your Groups by entering "group" in the 'type' column and add the name you'd like displayed for the group in the 'name' column. For groups, leave the 'row' column indexed at "0" and count up from "0" in the 'column' section. This will display your groups side by side on your Site Map page.

To add racks within each group, specify which group the rack belongs to in the 'group_name' column. Then enter "rack" in the 'type' column and give each rack a name. Starting with an index at (0,0), specify the location of each rack within the group using the 'row' and 'column' headers. When all info is added to the CSV file, it should look like this:

Uploading the Layout CSV

Once you've completed filling out the CSV with your preferred layout, click 'Upload Layout' and choose the relevant file to upload it. Your Site Map page will now be populated with your empty rack layout.

Preparing a Temporary Pickaxe for Interactive Fill 

Since the IP report button on your miner is a UDP broadcast, it will get dropped by most default networking configurations unless your Pickaxe is on the same subnet and VLAN as the miners you are trying to add.

Our recommended solution is to install a new, temporary Pickaxe on a Windows laptop, turn off the Windows firewall, and then cable the laptop directly into the same local network or switch as the miners you are trying to add to your Site Map.  This laptop will serve as an on-boarding laptop only, meaning that you'll only be using it when you're creating your Site Map via IP Report.  By cabling this laptop directly into the subnet, the IP Report button presses will get received.

Once you have completed the Interactive Fill on your temporary Pickaxe, you'll be prompted to choose your permanent Pickaxe as the destination in the Finalize step.  That destination Pickaxe will be the one that's running the site, not this temporary one.

Using Interactive Fill

Now that you have a Pickaxe on the same subnet and VLAN as your miners, you can start the Interactive Fill process. Click on the gear icon in the top-right of the rack you want to fill and select 'Interactive Fill.' Select the Pickaxe listening for the IP report broadcasts, then hit 'Go' to be taken to the 'Interactive Miner Add' page.

Since you have clicked through to this page from your Site Map, your 'Rack to Fill' and 'Rack Size' will be pre-populated. If you don't already have a saved profile for the miner type you are adding to the rack, create one by clicking the 'Add' button and entering your miner details. Ensure to enter your custom username and password here if you have changed these settings on your miners. If you want to associate the serial number with each miner, toggle the 'Prompt for Serial' slider.

Once your Current Profile is selected, click the 'Listen' button to instruct Foreman to begin listening for Locate/IP Report button presses. Ensure you wait until the Listen command (visible in the Remote Commands dropdown top right) shows as 'In Progress.'

Starting with the miner in the top left corner of your rack, press the physical Locate/IP Report button on the miner itself. Wait for the color of the box representing that miner to change, and then proceed with the miner immediately to the right. Optionally, you can scan serial numbers with an attached Bluetooth scanner as you proceed.

After you've added all of your miners with the steps above, click 'Finalize', select the destination Pickaxe (this should be the one that's running the rest of the site 24/7), and Save to finish the job. Navigate back to your Site Map tab to see your fully populated Site Map.

If you have any questions regarding Site Map or Interactive Fill, reach out to our support team at Contact@obm.mn, and we would be happy to assist you.

 

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