Overview of AMT

AMT (included in Intel network chipset, usually high end laptop, PC, NOC..) provides out-of-band (OOB) management for Desktops and Laptops, using an agent integrated in the network adapter and in the motherboard.

AMT versions and features

Typical features and benefits of Intel Active Management Technology:

Note on AMT versions and protocol: New device with AMT >= 9.0 only support the WS-MAN / WS-Management protocol. That protocol was introduced in AMT >=3 to replace SOAP(EOI) (read Intel announcement). Most tools support only one of those protocols (so either AMT v1 to v3, or v3 to v9+)

Check this wiki page about AMT versions and features

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)

Linux Tools

(other tools / possibilities: https://github.com/sdague/amt , or a WS-MAN compatible tool?)

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