A mining pool can be defined in Awesome Miner and be used from multiple miners. To create a new mining pool, use the button New pool... in the toolbar. Pools can also be created from the Options dialog, Pools section, where they also can be modified and removed.

For more information on how to define a single pool in Awesome Miner and use it with unique worker names for multiple miners, please see the guide about Pool worker name configuration.

The final section of this guides describes how to define Pool Groups.

Example: 2miners.com Ethereum

For many mining pools, the wallet address should be entered in the Worker name field. If the pool web site indicates that the wallet address should be specified as a separate wallet field, use the Wallet address as the example with 2miners.com Ethereum below.

Example: ViaBTC Bitcoin mining

ViaBTC provides a number of mining pools, including a pool for Bitcoin. The pool can be added to Awesome Miner as illustrated below.

Example: Nicehash X11 mining

Configuration according to the Nicehash web site.


For most algorithms Nicehash expects your Bitcoin wallet address to be specified as the Worker name in the Pool configuration. Optionally a unique worker name can be specified after the Bitcoin wallet address.

Pool Groups

Pool Groups are defined in the Options dialog. A Pool Group is a collection of multiple pools and can be used to assign multiple pools to a miner.

Each pool can be assigned a priority and a quota. Double click in the Priority or Quota field to modify the value. Priority 0 is the highest priority.

Quota and "Failover only" is supported by a few ASIC miners. Read more about the Quota concept in the Cgminer readme file.

Limitations for Priority and Quota

Awesome Miner has support for the concepts of Priority and Quota, but depending on mining software being used and the type of ASIC miner used, there can be limitations or lack of support. On Antminers, the priority concept is not fully supported over the Antminer management interface used by Awesome Miner, making it difficult to add the pools in the exact order of priority. Awesome Miner is trying to add the pools one by one to the Antminer to keep the correct order, but there is no guarantee that it always will work.