Intel AMT versions


Intel AMT versions

Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) is hardware-based technology built into PCs with Intel vPro technology. AMT is designed to help sys-admins remotely manage and secure PCs out-of-band when PC power is off, the operating system (OS) is unavailable (hung, crashed, corrupted, missing), software management agents are missing, or hardware such as a hard disk drive or memory) has failed.cite web |title=Intel Centrino 2 with vPro Technology and Intel Core2 Processor with vPro Technology|url=ftp://download.intel.com/products/vpro/whitepaper/crossclient.pdf |publisher=Intel|date=2008|accessdate=2008-08-07] cite web |title=Architecture Guide: Intel Active Management Technology|url=http://softwarecommunity.intel.com/articles/eng/1032.htm |publisher=Intel|date=2008-06-26|accessdate=2008-08-12] cite web |title=Remote Pc Management with Intel's vPro |url=http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/command-conquer,1591.html |publisher=Tom's Hardware Guide|accessdate=2007-11-21] cite web |title=Intel vPro Chipset Lures MSPs, System Builders|url=http://www.crn.com/white-box/201802550|publisher=ChannelWeb|accessdate=Aug 2007] cite web |title=Intel Mostly Launches Centrino 2 Notebook Platform|url=http://www.crn.com/hardware/209100230?queryText=vPro|publisher=ChannelWeb|accessdate=July 2008]

Versions

Intel AMT is built into a small secondary processor located on the motherboard. This OOB controller has embedded firmware that runs on the Manageability Engine (ME), a separate small ARC architecture processor built into the Northbridge (or NIC for AMT 1.0) of the motherboard. The AMT firmware is stored in the same SPI flash memory component used to store the BIOS and is generally updated along with the BIOS. FWH (Firmware Hub) or LPC firmware storage is not supported for AMT.cite web |title=Architecture Guide: Intel Active Management Technology|url=http://softwarecommunity.intel.com/articles/eng/1032.htm |publisher=Intel|accessdate=2008-06-26]

In general, an AMT version can be updated in software to the next minor version. New major releases of Intel AMT are built into a new chipset, and are updated through new hardware.
*Intel AMT 6.0 – Future Intel Centrino 2 Pro mobile platforms based on the Calpella chipsets and future desktop platforms with Intel Core 2 vPro based on the Piketon chipsets.
*Intel AMT 5.0 - Intel Core 2 vPro desktop platforms (launched September 22, 2008) based on the Intel Q45 (McCreary: Eaglelake-Q, ICH10) chipsets.cite web |title=Gelsinger Speaks To Intel And High-Tech Industry's Rapid Technology Cadence|url=http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/releases/20070918corp_b.htm|publisher=Intel|date=2007-09-18|accessdate=2008-08-16]
*Intel AMT 4.1 - Future version (second half of 2008) Intel AMT 4.0 + Intel Anti-Theft Technology. Supported on same mobile platforms as Intel AMT 4.0, and based on the GM45 (Montevina, ICH9M) chipset.cite web |title=New Intel Centrino Atom Processor Technology Ushers in 'Best Internet Experience in Your Pocket'|url=http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/releases/20080401comp.htm|publisher=Intel|date=2008-04-02|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Intel AMT 4.0 – Current version (first half of 2008): Mobile platforms with Intel Centrino 2 with vPro based on the GM45 or 47/PM45 (Montevina: Cantiga, ICH9M) chipsets.cite web |title=Intel Centrino 2 with vPro Technology and Intel Core2 Processor with vPro Technology|url=ftp://download.intel.com/products/vpro/whitepaper/crossclient.pdf |publisher=Intel|accessdate=2008-08-07] cite web |title=New Intel-Based Laptops Advance All Facets of Notebook PCs|url=http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/releases/20080715comp_sm.htm#story|publisher=Intel|accessdate=2008-07-15] cite web |title=Intel Centrino 2 Explained|url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-9991160-1.html?tag=bl |publisher=CNET|accessdate=2008-07-15] cite web |title=Intel Mostly Launches Centrino 2 Notebook Platform|url=http://www.crn.com/hardware/209100230?queryText=vPro|publisher=ChannelWeb|accessdate=July 2008]
*Intel AMT 3.2 - Intel AMT 3.0 + extra DASH 1.0 (simplified configuration) support and bug fixes (supported on same desktop platforms as Intel AMT 3.1 and Intel AMT 3.0).cite web |title=Intel Centrino 2 with vPro Technology and Intel Core2 Processor with vPro Technology|url=ftp://download.intel.com/products/vpro/whitepaper/crossclient.pdf |publisher=Intel|accessdate=2008-08-07] cite web |title=Intel Centrino 2 Explained|url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-9991160-1.html?tag=bl |publisher=CNET|accessdate=2008-07-15]
*Intel AMT 3.1 - Intel AMT 3.0 + Linux (Red Hat and SUSE) support (supported on same desktop platforms as Intel AMT 3.0; uses same firmware).cite web |title=Intel Centrino 2 with vPro Technology and Intel Core2 Processor with vPro Technology|url=ftp://download.intel.com/products/vpro/whitepaper/crossclient.pdf |publisher=Intel|accessdate=2008-08-07] cite web |title=Intel Centrino 2 Explained|url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-9991160-1.html?tag=bl |publisher=CNET|accessdate=2008-07-15]
*Intel AMT 3.0 - Intel vPro desktop platforms based on the Intel Q35 (Weybridge: Bearlake-Q, ICH9) chipsets, e.g., the Intel DQ35MP motherboard.cite web |title=Intel Centrino 2 with vPro Technology and Intel Core2 Processor with vPro Technology|url=ftp://download.intel.com/products/vpro/whitepaper/crossclient.pdf |publisher=Intel|accessdate=2008-08-07] cite web |title=Intel vPro Chipset Lures MSPs, System Builders|url=http://www.crn.com/white-box/201802550|publisher=ChannelWeb|accessdate=Aug 2007]
*Intel AMT 2.6 – Intel AMT 2.5 + Remote Configuration and bug fixes (supported on same platforms as Intel AMT 2.5).cite web |title=Intel Centrino Pro and Intel vPro Processor Technology|url=http://download.intel.com/pressroom/kits/centrino/CentrinoPro_vPro_whitepaper.pdf|publisher=Intel|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Intel AMT 2.5 – Intel Centrino Pro mobile platforms based on the GM965/PM965 (Santa Rosa: Crestline, ICH8M) chipsets.cite web |title=Intel vPro Chipset Lures MSPs, System Builders|url=http://www.crn.com/white-box/201802550|publisher=ChannelWeb|accessdate=Aug 2007] cite web |title=Intel Centrino Pro and Intel vPro Processor Technology|url=http://download.intel.com/pressroom/kits/centrino/CentrinoPro_vPro_whitepaper.pdf|publisher=Intel|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Intel AMT 2.2 – Intel AMT 2.1 + Remote Configuration and bug fixes (supported on same platforms as Intel AMT 2.1 and Intel AMT 2.0).cite web |title=Intel Centrino Pro and Intel vPro Processor Technology|url=http://download.intel.com/pressroom/kits/centrino/CentrinoPro_vPro_whitepaper.pdf|publisher=Intel|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Intel AMT 2.1 – Intel AMT 2.0 + AMT Power Savings (Intel Management Engine Wake on LAN) and bug fixes (supported on same platforms as Intel AMT 2.0).cite web |title=Intel Centrino Pro and Intel vPro Processor Technology|url=http://download.intel.com/pressroom/kits/centrino/CentrinoPro_vPro_whitepaper.pdf|publisher=Intel|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Intel AMT 2.0 – Intel vPro desktop platforms based on the Intel Q963/Q965 (Broadwater-Q, ICH8) chipsets, e.g., the Intel DQ965GF motherboard.cite web |title=Intel Centrino Pro and Intel vPro Processor Technology|url=http://download.intel.com/pressroom/kits/centrino/CentrinoPro_vPro_whitepaper.pdf|publisher=Intel|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Intel AMT 1.0 – Intel platforms based on the Intel 82573E (Tekoa; usually 945, ICH7) Gigabit Ethernet Controller, e.g., the Intel D975XBX2 motherboard. This version provides basic NVRAM, hardware asset, event log and other basic features. It does not provide Intel System Defense network filters.

ee also

*Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT)
*Relationships between Intel vPro, Intel AMT, Intel Centrino 2, and Intel Core 2
*Intel vPro
*Intel Core 2
*Intel Centrino 2
*Host Embedded Controller Interface (HECI)
*Alert Standard Format (ASF)
*Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF)
*Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)
*Baseboard management controller (BMC)
*Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
*Northbridge (computing) (NB)
*Southbridge (computing) (SB)
*I/O Controller Hub (ICH)
*Out-of-band management
*Lights out management
*HP Integrated Lights-Out (HP/Compaq specific)

Notes

External links

* [http://www.intel.com/technology/platform-technology/intel-amt/ Intel Active Management Technology]
* [http://softwarecommunity.intel.com/isn/home/manageability.aspx Intel Manageability Developer Community]
* [http://www.intel.com/go/vproexpert Intel vPro Expert Center]
* [http://www.intel.com/technology/vpro/index.htm vPro on Intel.com]
* [http://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-1171 PRO TOOL WIKI]
* [http://www.openamt.org/ Intel AMT Open Source Drivers and Tools]
* [http://www.intel.com/design/network/products/lan/controllers/82573.htm Intel 82573E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Tekoa)]
* [http://www.arc.com/upload/download/F1010.5_ARC%20A4_4-9-03_FINAL.pdf ARC4 Processor ]
* [http://www.crn.com/white-box/201802550 Intel vPro Chipset Lures MSPs, System Builders (ChannelWeb, Aug 2007)]
* [http://video.intel.com/ AMT videos (select the desktop channel) ]
* [http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2006/04/24/intel-vpro-is-everything-we-said-it-would-be Intel vPro is everything we said it would be]


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