How to setup Bitmain Antminer Z9 Mini
Antminer Z9 mini is the latest miner from Bitmain, which mines the Equihash algorithm. In this guide, we walk you through the step by step process of setting up a new Antminer Z9 Mini using Antpool.
What you need to setup a Z9 mini:
- Antiminer Z9 mini
- Power supply
- Ethernet cable
- IP Reporter application (click to download)
- Account on Antpool / Bitmain (Sign up here)
- Computer/Laptop connected to the same network
Step 1: Connect the power supply to the 4 connectors on the Z9 mini. 1 connector on the controller and three connectors on the hashing boards each. Connect the Ethernet cable from the Z9 mini to your internet router.
Step 2: Turn on the power supply. The miner will automatically start. Open the IP Reporter Application and Click on “Start” button. Press the “IP Report” black switch on the Z9 mini. The IP reporter will display the IP of the miner.
Step 3: Type the IP on the browser and hit enter. The Z9 miner will ask for the username/password.
Step 4: Login into Antpool with the your username/password. From the drop-down, select ZCash.
Step 5: Create a sub-account with a unique name. This name should be unique among all Antpool sub-accounts. Then create a worker name for your Z9 Mini.
Step 5: Go back to the Antminer dashboard in Step 3. Select Miner Configuration, then enter the subaccount.workername as the workername, then click on the “Save and Apply” button.
The miner will restart automatically and start mining. The hash rate details can be seen on the “Miner Status” screen as well as on the AntPool login.
Provide the wallet address for receiving mining payout within AntPool, by visiting Settings > Edit and and update.