Step 1 – Server Procurement
Make sure you procure server products that support Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT).1 It is important that you purchase the product that has the trusted platform module (TPM) or the TPM is supported as an option.
Step 2 – Check TPM Presence
Check if TPM is provided or order TPM and retrofit using OEM specific instructions. Avoid this step by correctly taking Step 1.
Step 3 – Activating Intel® TXT and TPM in BIOS
Activate Intel® TXT and TPM in BIOS, and validate activation is successful.
Useful resources for manual activation:
- Cisco servers* and Intel® TXT activation guide
- Dell servers* and Intel® TXT activation guide
- HP servers* and Intel® TXT activation guide
- IBM servers* and Intel® TXT activation guide
- Intel® Server Board S2600GZ and Intel® TXT activation guide
- Supermicro* and Intel® TXT activation guide
For automated activation:
- Intel® Platform Trust Enabler (Intel® PTE) is a PXE based solution that allows remotely automate the Intel® TXT, TPM provisioning.
- Intel® Platform Trust Enabler is available as a free download. Click here to access the download.
Step 4 – Activating Intel® TXT in OS
Activate Intel® TXT in OS and validate activation is successful. Instructions for operating systems are available from respective vendors.
Product and Performance Information
Intel® technologies' features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software, or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at www.intel.com/txt.