What is "Standard Manageability?"

If you have an Intel AMT system and cannot figure out why you are getting error messages when trying to make API calls related to certain Intel AMT features, you may have a system that support Intel Standard Manageability.

You can use WS-Management commands to detect your platform's capabilities. See the Discovery Sample in the Intel AMT SDK located at <SDKRoot>\Windows\Intel_AMT\Samples\Discovery for an example.  Also, messages displayed by these platforms in the MEBx and the WebUI indicate Intel Standard Manageability, instead of Intel AMT.

So what is Standard Manageability? Standard Manageability systems come with a subset of Intel AMT available features.  Standard Manageability are not branded as Intel vPro. These systems are upgradeable to the full Intel AMT version capabilities.

The Standard Manageability SKU was introduced with Intel AMT Release 5.0. The following Intel AMT features are NOT included or supported on platforms with this SKU:

  • Remote Access, including Fast Call for Help and Remote Scheduled Maintenance
  • Local user-initiated call for help
  • Microsoft Network Access Protection (NAP)
  • Wireless connections to the Manageability Engine
  • Access Monitor
  • Alarm Clock (out-of-band & in-band from release 9.0)
  • KVM

Note: From Intel AMT Release 6.0, the Access Monitor and Microsoft Network Access Protection (NAP) are supported in this SKU.

You can detect the SKU of a platform by looking for the following CIM objects:

On an Intel AMT SKU, there will be:

  • An instance of CIM_RegisteredProfile with a RegisteredName equal to
    • “Intel(r) AMT” and an InstanceID equal to 
    • “Intel(r) ME:Intel(r) AMT”
  • An instance of CIM_ComputerSystem with an ElementName of 
    • “Intel(r) AMT Subsystem”

On a Standard Manageability SKU, there will be:

  • An instance of CIM_RegisteredProfile with a RegisteredName equal to 
    • “Intel(r) Std. Mgt.” and an InstanceID equal to 
    • “Intel(r) ME:Intel(r) Std. Mgt.”
  • An instance of CIM_ComputerSystem with an ElementName of 
    • “Intel(r) Std. Mgt. Subsystem”.

For more information, please see the Support for Other Intel Platforms section of the Intel AMT Implementation and Reference Guide.

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Gael H. (Intel)'s picture

I'm sorry, but I just found out that that program is no longer running so there is no possibility of getting an upgrade.  I also found this note in the AMT SDK Implementation and reference guide:

Beginning in Intel AMT Release 9.0, Level III manageability SKU MU and CPU upgrades will no longer be offered.  Level III manageability will only be available to those platforms which already upgraded to it by Intel AMT Release 7.0.  Here is a link to the doc:  http://software.intel.com/sites/manageability/AMT_Implementation_and_Reference_Guide/default.htm?turl=WordDocuments%2Fsupportforotherintelplatforms.htm



kim d.'s picture

I have a system that shows up as Intel Standard Manageability. It comes with 5-3570, Intel Q75 Express Chipset and Intel 82579 LAN, AMT 8.1.51. What is required to make it fully support AMT 8.0 with KVM features?

anonymous's picture

Can anyone tell me what is the relationship between vPro, Intel Standard Manageability (ISM), AMT, ASF?

duofeng-li's picture

this information is very helpful, thanks.

Sorry for I am not very clear what is "Visualization support for Agent Presence API". Gael, do you have any links that introduce technical details of this feature? Thanks in advance.


Gael H. (Intel)'s picture

Hi Maria,
Well, Upgradeable CPUs are still pretty new and currently we only support upgrading them to the full AMT 5.0 features in the US and Canada. If you were to find these systems in Latin America, we would not be able to help you upgrade them as the upgrade process is not happening there at this time.


Maria Camila Gomez-Silva's picture

it is great to have this information, thanks Gael!!!

I have a question: Why do you include "and you live in the US or Canada" in the CPU list? How is this different in Latin America ?


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