Guest Blogger/Author: Ajith Illendula, Intel
This blog is focused on the different steps needed to configure an Intel(r) vPro(tm) Enabled Gateway, also known as a Management Presence Server ( MPS). Ajith has divided the process into small steps and has created (silent) videos for each of these steps. Prior to watching the videos, the following list provides you with all the necessary steps to get started. The videos have been placed on YouTube and are included below.
You will need to acquire and download the following tools and configure your system accordingly:
【Fast Call for Help】
在AMT的Fast Call for Help特性中，是由AMT端主动发起到MPS服务器端的连接，这个连接也是一种TLS连接，和我们传统的SSL VPN有点像。这个过程中AMT端是作为TLS通信的客户端，MPS端是作为TLS通信的服务器端。为了能够建立其TLS连接，MPS服务器端必须配置有可用于此TLS连接的证书。由于是MPS端作为TLS通信的服务器端，因此由MPS端来决定是否需要使用Mutual Authentication，如果需要使用，则AMT端在TLS通信过程中还需要提供相应的证书。
Intel® AMT从4.0开始就引入了Fast Call for Help（以前也叫做CIRA: Client Initiated Remote Access）特性，使得不在企业内部网络的客户机也能远程被企业内部的管理控制台(MC)管理。比如，某个员工在外出差，在酒店打开电脑准备处理事务时，发现电脑不能正常启动，这时候他只需要按一个组合键或者一个按钮，通过Intel® AMT提供的Fast Call for Help特性，电脑就能自动发送一个服务请求到其公司的管理控制台，IT服务人员就能马上通过Intel® AMT提供的带外管理能力远程诊断并修复此员工的电脑。
We are starting to get questions on how to test CIRA, one of the new features in the Intel® AMT 5.0 SDK. Specifically, how to test it. I have included in this blog steps that I have documented on testing this feature (note that Ajith Illendula is the guy who designed the lab - but his gone. He just left for his Sabbatical and will not be back until January '09.) Although we do not include the source code for the MPS in the SDK, you can use the MPS sample which contains the binary in order to test it and see how it works.