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Intel® Active Management Technology

Increase efficiency and effectiveness, automatically

Increase efficiency and effectiveness, automatically

A major barrier to IT efficiency has been lowered by Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT), a feature of 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® vPro™ technology12 and workstation platforms based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v2 product family.

Using integrated platform capabilities and popular third-party management and security applications, Intel® AMT allows IT to better discover, repair, and protect their networked computing assets.  Intel AMT enables IT or managed service providers to manage and repair not only their PC assets, but workstations and entry servers as well, utilizing the same infrastructure and tools across platforms for management consistency.

The Solution to Challenging IT Issues

The Solution to Challenging IT Issues

Extensive surveys of numerous IT organizations—including Intel’s—laid the groundwork for defining and designing Intel® AMT. Three of the top IT needs revealed by this research included better asset management, reduced downtime, and minimized desk-side visits.

Intel design teams determined that these issues were best addressed through platform architectural enhancements, resulting in the following features and benefits for supporting those needs.

Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)

Out-of-band system access

Discover. With built-in manageability, Intel® AMT allows IT to discover assets even while platforms are powered off.¹ Plus, remote consoles don't rely on local software agents, helping to avoid accidental data loss.

Remote troubleshooting and recovery

Diagnose. Providing out-of-band management capabilities, including Keyboard-Video-Mouse (KVM) Remote Control,3 Intel AMT allows IT to remotely remediate and recover systems after OS failures. Out-of-band alerting and event logging also help to reduce downtime.

 

Hardware-based agent presence checking

 

Verify. Ensuring better protection for your enterprise, hardware-based agent presence checking proactively detects that software agents are running. When missing agents are detected, alerts are sent to the management console.

Proactive alerting

Isolate. Proactively blocking incoming threats, Intel AMT System Defense contains infected clients before they impact the network, while alerting IT when critical software agents are removed.

Remote hardware and software asset tracking

Update. Helping to keep software and virus protection up-to-date across the enterprise, Intel AMT also enables third-party software to store version numbers or policy data in non-volatile memory for off-hours retrieval or updates.

Expanded capabilities

Automate. With the Intel® vPro™ Technology Module for Windows* PowerShell*, IT has direct access to Intel AMT and can use Windows PowerShell scripts to take advantage of features not available in their existing management console—for example, remotely configuring alarm clock settings.

 

 

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Integrate. Windows PowerShell scripts integrate seamlessly into existing tools, enabling IT to quickly and easily execute Intel AMT commands on their Intel vPro–based managed clients and workstations and Intel AMT–capable entry servers.

 

 

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Product and Performance Information

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1. Intel® vPro™ technology is sophisticated and requires setup and activation. Availability of features and results will depend upon the setup and configuration of your hardware, software, and IT environments. To learn more visit: www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/vpro/vpro-technology-general.html. 

2. Requires activation and a system with a corporate network connection, an Intel® AMT-enabled chipset, network hardware, and software. For notebooks, Intel AMT may be unavailable or limited over a host OS-based VPN, when connecting wirelessly, on battery power, sleeping, hibernating, or powered off. Results dependent upon hardware, setup, and configuration. For more information, visit www.intel.com/technology/vpro/index.htm.

3. KVM Remote Control (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) is only available with the Intel® Xeon® processor family, Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ processor, and Intel® Core™ i7 vPro™ processor running activated and configured Intel® Active Management Technology with integrated graphics. Discrete graphics are not supported.