To try using Sonm on Windows PC there is a separate Sonm OS auto-installer. With the help of this installer, you can offer your computing resources for rent on the Sonm Marketplace (CPU, network, and disk). It automatically deploys Sonm OS on your PC in a virtual machine and starts providing resources.
The Windows installer’s main goal is to help you understand better how Sonm works. It will rent out only a small part of your hardware capacity. To rent out the entire machine and profit more, please, consider the installation of Sonm OS on dedicated hardware (read about the Sonm OS here).
The installer automatically
Your income Running Sonm on a virtual machine doesn’t allow it to use the GPU devices of the PC. Therefore, Sonm OS sells other resources instead: CPU, RAM, storage, and network connection. Your income will be lower in this case than if you fully change your OS.
Use this link to download the installer. After downloading, please follow the steps below.
To stop Sonm OS, you must first close the deals on the Sonm Market. Only after that you can close the application itself.
After the restart, you need to re-enable the Sonm Worker to sell your equipment on the Sonm market.
We strongly recommend to follow the steps mentioned below while stopping and restarting Sonm OS. Otherwise you risk losing your rating on the Sonm Market.
So, for the proper shutdown of Sonm OS, you must perform the following steps:
sonmcli worker maintenance 0h(there is native linux autocomplete working, so you may say
sonmcli woand then press TAB to autocomplete command, then
sonmcli worker maand autocomplete)
sonm worker statusand check deals count.
After restarting Sonm OS it is necessary to remove the “maintenance mode”:
sonmcli worker maintenance 100000h
By default, the installer creates a virtual machine with Sonm and gives it 1 CPU core and 2 Gb RAM. This is fine to try Sonm and is the minimal viable amount to earn any money at the same time will allow you to use this computer for other tasks still – for work, to browse the Internet, or even for gaming.
However, you may want to increase the resources, available to Sonm virtual machine to raise your revenue.
To do so:
It is recommended to always leave at least 2 cores and 4 Gb of RAM for the system.
Examples 1. You have 2 cores and 4 Gb RAM. It is recommended not to change default resources, available to Sonm, since the remaining resources are already low for your system.
Examples 2. You have 4 physical cores (8 with HT) and 16 RAM:
If you decide to start earning on your hardware with Sonm, you may use this guide. It contains all the necessary information about how to install Linux and Sonm OS on your PC using our installation image for a bootable USB flash drive.