MeshCentral - Introduction & Overview

By Ylian Saint-Hilaire,

Published: 07/03/2014   Last Updated: 07/03/2014


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Meshcentral is an open source project under Apache 2.0 license that allows administrators to remotely manage computers over the Internet using a single web portal. You must install a mesh agent on all your devices and once installed the agent is self-upgrading and makes the device available for management on the web portal. There are a few things that set Meshcentral apart from other solutions. It's open source and so, anyone can freely set up their own instance of Meshcentral on their own server. Meshcentral manages a very wide array of devices: Windows, macOS, Android, Linux, XEN and more. You can use the same solution to manage big servers and Intel® Galileo devices. It also makes use of Intel unique technologies like Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) if you happen to have it on a computer.

Meshcentral 3D logoFeatures

Meshcentral features can be separated into in-band and out-of-band features. In-band features are available on all devices, out-of-band features are only available on computers with Intel AMT.

  • Remote desktop (in-band and Intel AMT hardware KVM)
  • Remote terminal access (in-band and Intel AMT serial-over-lan)
  • Remote file access
  • Remote web access
  • Remote power control (in-band and Intel AMT power control)
  • General monitoring
  • Video chat with Android*

Tutorial Videos

To help, we have a YouTube playlist with a set of tutorial videos covering many aspects of using Meshcentral.  The first two videos "Getting Started" and "Basic Features" are probably the best way to get a quick initiation to Meshcentral.

Compatible Tools

Most people using Meshcentral will only use the web portal, which is feature rich and works on any device with a browser. But in addition to the web portal, we have applications and tools that are compatible with Meshcentral. So, if you are already using these tools, you can easily take advantage of remote management for the Internet.

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