Intel® Active Management Technology SDK

Query, restore, upgrade, and protect devices remotely

  • Out-of-band system access
  • Remote troubleshooting and recovery
  • Hardware-based agent presence checking

Documentation

Latest Release Notes

New features included with the Intel AMT SDK, release 12.0:

  • Files: The .MOF and XSL files in the \DOCS\WS-Management directory and the class reference in the documentation are updated to version 12.0.0.1065.
  • .NET Version: Samples and code libraries have been upgraded from .NET version 3.5 to version 4.6.1.
  • TLS 1.2: Intel AMT now supports TLS version 1.2, and no longer supports TLS version 1.0. This change will also apply to Intel AMT Release 11.8, to be available soon.
  • Expanded Cipher Suites: A new client type has been created for TLS sessions, which uses a cipher suite with a block size of 256. When using the redirection library, this client type can be accessed using a new option in the ClientType enum. When using KVM, this client type can be accessed using a new KVM_StartEx or KVMCustomTransport_OpenEx function. You will need to provide the version number of the Intel AMT client.
  • KVM Data Transfer: A new data transfer mode is now available for KVM connections, which offers faster throughput by not waiting for a response from the client after each packet. This feature can be turned off if your viewer does not support it or if you need to free up network resources.
  • Hardware Asset Listing: A new CIM class is available that enumerates each of the batteries connected to the system and contains information about their current status.
  • Disabling AMT: It is now possible to globally disable AMT in the MEBx menu, such that it cannot be reenabled remotely.
  • Auditing: A new category of "super_critical" events has been created. Actions associated with these events will only be executed if the event can be properly logged
  • Heuristic Policies in System Defense: Heuristic policies, deprecated since version 10.0, have now been removed from Intel AMT.

Notes:

  • WLAN provisioning with USB Key will not allow TLS enablement on LAN-less platforms in Intel AMT Release 9.5.
  • The C++ samples fail to compile on Windows* 7 and Windows Server 2008* R2 due to a bug in the Windows SDK function mt.exe. For further information and workaround see the Windows 7 SDK: Beta Release Notes. Note that a file compiled on other Windows operating systems, such as Vista*, will also execute on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • The "Configure Default KVM Port" script sets the RFB password. This script contains WinRM commands and may change the user's WinRM configuration.
  • Microsoft WinRM* - Intel AMT interrupt on associations: The WinRM client fails to perform a retrieval or delete of an instance of an association class using an EPR when its selectors are also EPRs. An example where this capability is needed in Intel AMT is the System Defense association AMT_ActiveFilterStatistics.
  • UCT Tool: Cannot delete or update the application settings file while the application is running.
  • Because of limitations within the Tight VNC* application (a third-party application for KVM), asterisks will not appear when entering the opt-in code. In addition, while Intel AMT will respond to keyboard and mouse actions, these will not show in the client until the user refreshes the display.
  • Samples and other applications which use signed DLLs are loaded very slowly. This can occur because .NET Framework repeatedly attempts to verify the signed DLL files, even when there is no internet connection.
  • The SDK is no longer supported on Windows XP.

Known Issues:

  • Redirection library: Cannot write to a floppy diskette.
  • Redirection library: Trying to connect without first configuring the CIRA settings may result in a Timeout error after the CIRA settings are configured.
  • Redirection library: A Storage Redirection session may close unexpectedly in the following scenario: Storage Redirection and SOL sessions are open and sending data from the console to the Intel AMT in S3. The user then wakes up the Intel AMT to S0 and during the wake up, the user enables the Storage Redirection registers.
  • KVM: The KVM Control application uses the firmware version to determine how many display pipes are supported, rather than how many are actually available.
  • KVM: When working with Linux* library and using the scancode extension, caps lock, number lock, and Alt+Key events on the console side are not forwarded to the server.
  • KVM: When opening the Windows Start menu on a remote console, the menu opens on both the management and remote consoles when KVMControlApplication is implemented over default or redirection ports.
  • KVM: Rapid changes in display color levels while a KVM session is running could result in a session disconnection. Restart the KVM session to reconnect.
  • KVM: A KVM session may return a 404 error resulting in a session disconnect. This can occur after sending HTTP traffic over CIRA and wireless connection or if the KVM session is left open but inactive. Restart the KVM session to reconnect
  • WS-EVENTING: In AMT 5.2 the HLAPI does not parse the header to 63 characters. As a result, when a long string is entered, the HLAPI will fail to create a subscription.

Open Source Resources

Intel AMT Open Source Drivers and Tools