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After receiving basic questions repeatedly over the years, the thought occurs - a foundational discussion around Intel AMT might help.   This article provides a snippet into a larger set of training materials.   The article does not cover the merits or ...
Article by Terry Cutler | 27 Dec 2011 | 0 comments
In preparing to configure Intel AMT via Remote Configuration with a certificate issued by VeriSign, you may have noticed that the root certificate is a G5.   The VeriSign G5 certificate hash is not present in all version of Intel AMT firmware.   ...
Article by Terry Cutler | 22 Dec 2011 | 1 comment
In summary - these are not compatible, as explained below. Intel AMT Remote Configuration enables the authentication to the firmware for an initial Intel AMT configuration event.  Remote configuration for Admin Control Mode configuration of the Intel ...
Article by Terry Cutler | 21 Dec 2011 | 0 comments
Intel AMT, Anti-Theft Technology, and other solutions interfacing with the Management Engine in the chipset commonly use a kernel level driver.   Formerly called the HECI (Hardware Embedded Controller Interface), the driver has been called the MEI ...
Article by Terry Cutler | 20 Dec 2011 | 0 comments
The out-of-band power control functionality between Symantec Management Platform and Intel vPro Technology is very handy for on-demand power control events.   However, since the communications are unicast this requires the Symantec Management Platform to ...
Article by Terry Cutler | 23 Nov 2011 | 0 comments
Intel AMT 6.x and higher platforms support dynamic DNS.   This allows the firmware to send a DNS record update, thus keeping the FQDN\IP resolution live within the environment.    Prior to Intel AMT 6.x, if a DHCP IP address were issued to the client, ...
Article by Terry Cutler | 22 Sep 2011 | 0 comments
Interested to know how to boot from an ISO image stored locally on the client using Intel Active Management Technology (AMT).   This video includes both a presentation overview and ...
Video by Terry Cutler | 12 Sep 2011 | 0 comments
If you are concerned about securing communications on your internal network, here are a few items you should know.    Be sure to share these insights with those you might not be concerned.   This blog provides a few more insights beyond to the statement ...
Article by Terry Cutler | 08 Sep 2011 | 0 comments
If you have Dell or Lenovo client systems with Intel AMT version 6, firmware updates are available to make these systems host based configuration capable.    If you are new to the Host Based Configuration concept, please see ...
Article by Terry Cutler | 01 Sep 2011 | 0 comments
In this 6th and final part of the series, a previously configured Intel AMT system is integrated into an Altiris NS 6.x environment   The opinions expressed on this site ...
Video by Terry Cutler | 01 Sep 2011 | 1 comment