Overview of AMT

AMT (included in Intel vPro and Centrino Pro) provides out-of-band (OOB) management for Desktops and Laptops, using an agent integrated in the network adapter and in the motherboard.

Intel Active Management Technology

Features

Benefits

Out-of-Band system access

Allows remote management of platforms regardless of system power¹ or OS state

Remote trouble-shooting and recover

Significantly reduces desk-side visits, increasing the efficiency of IT technical staff

Proactive alerting

Decreases downtime and minimizes time-to-repair

Remote HW and SW asset tracking

Increase speed and accuracy over manual inventory tracking, reducing asset accounting costs

Third-party nonvolatile storage

Increased speed and accuracy over manual inventory tracking, reducing asset accounting cost

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Configuring the Management-Engine

Using

Identify

Once the Managment Engine is enabled (not necessarily configured), lspci -nn will show :

00:03.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965 MEI Controller [8086:2a04] (rev 0c)
00:03.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965 PT IDER Controller [8086:2a06] (rev 0c)
00:03.3 Serial controller [0700]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965 KT Controller [8086:2a07] (rev 0c)

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