Intel® vPro™ Platforms/Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) Lab Setup Guide Video

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Install & Setup

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05/06/2019

This animated video is a guide on how you can quickly set up a lab environment for Intel® vPro™ Platforms specifically focusing on Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT). This step-by-step guide shows you how to:

  • Identify systems with Intel® AMT.
  • Activate and set up a lab environment to test use cases with Intel AMT.
  • Manage systems with Intel AMT illustrating the top three system management use cases.

Contact your system manufacturer or Intel Sales to ask for help with activating your entire fleet or environment of Intel vPro Platforms that contain Intel AMT if:

  • You need assistance.
  • You have questions after completing your lab work.

A specialist for Intel vPro Platforms can guide you in selecting the activation model that best fits your environment.

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Intel® vPro™ Technology / Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) Certificate Setup and Configuration

Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT), a feature of Intel® vPro™ technology, offers a wide range of built-in capabilities and plug-ins for management and security applications. These capabilities and plug-ins allow IT to better discover, heal, and protect their network computing assets. In order to take advantage of these capabilities, a client Intel® AMT computer must first be set up and configured to work in the enterprise network. This state is commonly referred to as being provisioned. You can use different methods to provision a client system.

Some provisioning methods require physical interaction with the client system. However, remote configuration is a provisioning option that allows a client system to be provisioned with zero physical interaction. Remote configuration is ideal for systems that have already been deployed into an environment, but haven't yet been provisioned, allowing IT to provision systems without visiting each system individually.

To use remote configuration for provisioning a system, you need a special remote configuration (RCFG) certificate. This video gives a step-by-step procedure on how to set up the remote configuration certificate. It explains what certificate vendors support the Intel® vPro™ technology/Intel® AMT. The video shows you how to acquire, set up, and install the certificate for remote configuration.

 

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Intel® vPro™ Technology / Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) with Wireless Configuration

Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) supports wired and wireless networks. For wireless devices on battery or AC power, out-of-band (OOB) communication is available when the system is connected to the corporate network, even if the OS is down. OOB communication is also available for wireless or wired notebooks that are connected to the corporate network over a host OS-based virtual private network (VPN) when notebooks are working properly.

Wireless Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) interfaces are disabled by default and must be enabled and configured with a wireless profile. This wireless profile is pushed to the client using one of several methods. This video describes how to:

  • Activate Intel® Active Management Technology with wireless configuration.
  • Manage Intel® Active Management Technology in both Admin and Client Control mode configurations.

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Intel® vPro™ Technology / Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) with Linux*

Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) Linux* support includes two components that allow interaction between the Intel® AMT FW and the Linux OS:

  • Intel® MEI (Intel® Management Engine Interface) driver
  • LMS (Local Management Service).
The Intel® MEI driver allows the application to communicate with the FW using host interface, and LMS allows applications to access the Intel® AMT FW through the local Intel® Management Engine Interface (Intel® MEI). In this video, we will show you how to activate the Intel® AMT and manage the device using the Mesh Commander application. The video will show it running on the Ubuntu* operating system.

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