Setting up your new antsle

You’re a proud new antsle user, congratulations!

Setup is easy! Actually, it’s super easy. Here’s our famous five minute installation process:

1. Unpack your antsle.

We hope you like our packaging! 🙂

Look for a nice place in your office or home to place your antsle. Make sure your new, 100% silent antsle is visible so you can enjoy looking at her beautiful design all the time.

2. Connect Power and Network.

Important: Make sure you connect your LAN cable to the correct LAN port on the backside of the antsle, as depicted.

Just connect the other end of the LAN cable to a free LAN port on your router.

Power on your antsle and allow a few minutes for the boot process.

3. Activate your antsle

Go to the antHill activation page.
antHill is our portal to setup and configure your antsle(s).

Quickly input a few details to sign up and login!

Note: On the 'Authenticate your antsle' step, enter the password on your delivery note or the current password of your antsle.

antlHill dashboard

Click "Activate new antsle"

After going through the activation steps your antsle will now show up on your antHill dashboard. Your antsle is now activated!

After you activate your antsle in antHill, you can use your PC or Mac to control your antsle. Anything that has a web browser works (IE and Edge are NOT recommended).

Windows user? Install Bonjour Print Services for Windows or iTunes. See why.

Go to http://<myantslename>.local
If you have an subdomain use https://<mysubdomain>

Login with username: 'root' and the password you choose in antHill.

Trouble getting the login screen? Try adding port 3000 to the URL: Use http://<myantslename>.local:3000". Of if you know the IP address: http://x.x.x.x:3000.

Use antman™ (antlet manager) to create a few antlets.

Note: When your antsle is on, it will periodically send a "heartbeat" signal to our servers so that you can see it in antHill. (You can turn this feature off in antMan Services once the antsle is activated, if you so choose).
Note: If you purchased your antsle before Dec 14th 2017 you will need to run upgrade-antman at the antsle's command line in order to activate your antsle in anthill.
Note: Activation is not a strict requirement to use your antsle. If you have trouble activating, you still have full access and use of the antsle.


Note: The IPMI port gives you remote access to the antsle's console and the ability to power up/down the antsle remotely. Please change the username and password as described below.
Keep these credentials in a safe place as it cannot be recovered.

The single ethernet port above the two USB ports is a dedicated IPMI port. The IPMI is configured in the BIOS setup of the antsle.

Connect a keyboard and monitor and boot the antsle (this is only required for the initial configuration).
When the antsle begins to boot you will see the Supermicro splash screen. Watch for a message that says 'Press <del> to enter setup' - then hit <del>.
Arrow over to the IPMI menu item

enter IPMI menu in the antlse bios
Select 'BMC network configuration' > 'Configuration Address source' > Static
And set the static IP address information.
bios IPMI set static address
Hit F4 to Save and Exit

Now you can open a browser and go to http://x.x.x.x (the IP address you set in the bios).
The default username/password is ADMIN/ADMIN
Go to 'Configuration' > 'Users' to change the password and users for access to the IPMI.
For console access, go to 'Remote Control' > 'Console Redirection' > 'Launch Console'

Note: You can ignore any messages asking to upgrade java.

That’s it! You can now use your antlets! Expected more steps? Sorry to disappoint. 🙂

Some exciting videos are next! We invite you to watch our popular FreedomCasts. They will show you in an entertaining manner how easy it is to master some real-life situations with your new antsle.

Problems? Check our troubleshooting page.

In case you have any questions or comments, please contact us. Don’t hesitate, we’re friendly.