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Developing Location Aware Applications for Intel® vPro™ Platforms with Location Based Services
By Tom Propst (Intel)Posted 10/14/20130
What is an Indoor Location Based Service (LBS)? Indoor location based services provide the ability to determine the location of resources inside a building where other location technologies such as GPS are not reliable.  The location of all tracked devices on a campus is stored in a central datab...
4th Generation Intel® vPro™ Platform Technologies
By Gael Hofemeier (Intel)Posted 10/09/20130
This blog will describe the following Intel® vPro™ Technologies: Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel ITP) with PKI Intel® vPro™ Technology with Location Based Service (LBS) Intel® Pro Wireless Display (WiDi) Description: The 4th Generation Intel vPro Platforms address the following f...
Intel(R) AMT KVM or SOL Sessions Causing Screen to Flicker
By Gael Hofemeier (Intel)Posted 10/03/20130
Welcome to my blog about Intel(R) Active Management Technology. The question below was posted on the vPro Expert Center. Special Thanks to Vitaly Lubart, Senior SW/FW Engineer at Intel, for answering this question. Question: Connecting to any Intel AMT Client  via a SOL and\or KVM causes th...
Some notes on Secure Key performance and throughput
By John Mechalas (Intel)Posted 09/26/20130
At IDF in September I led a technical session in the security track on developing applications that make use of Secure Key. In that presentation I put up the following chart: It plots the maximum, total throughput of the RDRAND instruction in a multithreaded application for six different systems...

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What's new? Update 3 - Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE 2013
By MrAnderson (Intel)Posted 11/16/20120
Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE 2013 Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE is an easy to use performance and thread profiler for C, C++, C#, Fortran, Java and MPI developers. No special recompiles are needed, just start profiling.  Hotspots are highlighted on the source.  A powerful timeline makes it easy to tu...
What is the big deal about the new Intel® Small Business Advantage platform?
By Posted 10/17/20120
Intel has learned from the success of popular platforms, like Intel® Centrino® and Intel® vPro™ technologies, the value of considering the complete end-to-end solution when developing new solutions. Building on these successes, Intel launched the Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA) platf...
OMP_PROC_BIND is now supported on compatible non-Intel processors
By Patrick Kennedy (Intel)Posted 10/16/201212
The newest versions of the Intel® C++ and Fortran compilers now support OpenMP* environment variable OMP_PROC_BIND on compatible non-Intel processors for Linux* and Windows* platforms.  The compilers containing the fixes are Intel® Composer XE 2011 Update 13 and Intel® Composer XE 2013 Update 1. ...
How Do You Manage? Answers for Intel® vPro™ Developers
By Gael Hofemeier (Intel)Posted 09/13/20120
See Gael's Blog Author Page Intel® vPro™ technology puts powerful manageability in your hands, but there are intricacies involved. To get the full value and all the benefits, you’ll need some guidance now and then. Fortunately, there’s help available from Intel® Developer Zone, including answers ...

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Intel Business Client Platforms
Whether you’re developing for unmanaged small business, or enterprise-level IT departments, 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processor-based PC and mobile platforms are designed to help you meet the needs of your customers.

Intel® vPro™ Technology
Maximize data security applications and optimize IT productivity solutions with unique hardware-assisted security and manageability features.

Intel® Small Business Advantage
Preloaded software on all Intel® Small Business Advantage platforms includes built-in PC protection and support to take care of managing the firmware, and make enabling your software quick and easy.

 

Intel® vPro™ Technology

Intel® Small Business Advantage

Manageability (Use Cases)
Remote management features make it easy to keep PCs running smoothly and more cost effectively.

 

 

Maintenance
State-of-the-art technology makes security, data backup, updates, and routine maintenance fully automatic.

 

Security
Hardware-assisted security features allow quick deployment of patches, and remote unlocking of encrypted drives, even when the PC is off.

Performance
The visibly smart 3rd generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family means improved security, manageability, and cost-effectiveness.

Virtualization
Built-in security and virtualization capabilities provide a flexible foundation for computer models of today and tomorrow.

 


Technology Capabilities

Develop Software unlocking the detect, repair and protect capabilities of Intel® vPro™ Technology. Gain access to the tools, technical information and industry expert support to help you develop software for Intel's premier business platform.

  • SECURITY
  • Intel vPro platforms are loaded with features and technologies to deliver best in class security protection. Whether it's applying advanced encryption or remotely disabling a stolen/lost PC, systems equipped with Intel vPro technology are designed to keep your data safe. Explore the many options below to see which features/technologies might fit best into your products.


    Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)

    AES (Advanced Encryption Standard), an encryption standard adopted by the U.S. government is widely used across the software ecosystem to protect network traffic, personal data, and corporate IT infrastructure. AES-NI were designed to implement some of the complex and performance intensive steps of the AES algorithm using hardware and thus accelerating the execution of the AES algorithms.


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    Intel® TXT

    Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) provides a hardware- based root of trust to ensure that a platform boots with a known good configuration of firmware, BIOS, virtual machine monitor, and operating system.

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    DIGITAL RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR

    User Manual for the Rdrand Library (Linux Version)

    User Manual for the Rdrand Library (Windows Version)

    Intel® Secure Key is Intel's name for its new Intel® 64 Architecture instruction RdRand and its underlying Digital Random Number Generator (DRNG) hardware implementation (old code name, Bull Mountain). Intel® Secure Key provides a processor-based RNG solution that is of high quality and performance, highly available, and secure.


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    Intel® Anti-Theft (Intel® AT)

    Laptops with the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ and 2nd generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor families with Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT) provide intelligent protection of lost or stolen assets. Intel AT provides the ability to disable a PC with a local or remote "poison pill" if the system is lost or stolen. This poison pill can delete essential cryptographic material from system hardware in order to disable access to encrypted data stored on the hard drive.


    Intel® IPT

    Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT). Intel has built two-factor authentication directly into the processors of select 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor-based PCs, helping to prevent unauthorized access to important personal accounts. Intel IPT allows vendors to store their OTP algorithms inside the processor itself, in a secure chipset called the Manageability Engine (ME). Intel's hardware solution eliminates the complexity and unstable nature of OTP software solutions, as well as the user-dependent problems of tokens.

    Download Intel® IPT Installer

    If you have a strong authentication solution or component to your application, take the next step in incorporating Intel® IPT by contacting us at jennifer.l.gilburg@intel.com

  • POWER EFFICIENT PERFORMANCE
  • At the heart of the many features and capabilities of Intel vPro systems are the latest Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors. These processors provide outstanding performance while still delivering power efficiency. Review the features below and visit the Parallel Programming Community for additional threading support.


    INTEL® HYPER-THREADING TECHNOLOGY

    Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)1 uses processor resources more efficiently, enabling multiple threads to run on each core. Intel® HT Technology increases processor throughput, improving overall performance on threaded software. Intel HT Technology is available on Previous Generation Intel® Core™ processors, 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family, and Intel® Xeon® processor family.

    An Intel® processor and chipset combined with an OS and BIOS supporting Intel HT Technology allows you to:

    • Run demanding applications simultaneously while maintaining system responsiveness
    • Keep systems more secure, efficient, and manageable while minimizing impact on productivity
    • Provide headroom for future business growth and new solution capabilities
     

    Introduction to Hyper-threading ›

    1 Available on select Intel® Core™ processors. Requires an Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) enabled system. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. For more information including details on which processors support HT Technology, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/hyper-threading/hyper-threading-technology.html.


    TURBO BOOST

    Intel has optimized Intel® Turbo Boost Technology2 to provide even more performance when needed on 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor based systems. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 automatically allows processor cores to run faster than the base operating frequency if it's operating below power, current, and temperature specification limits. Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 is activated when the Operating System (OS) requests the highest processor performance state (P0).

    The maximum frequency of Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 is dependent on the number of active cores. The amount of time the processor spends in the Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 state depends on the workload and operating environment.

    Any of the following can set the upper limit of Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 on a given workload:

    • Number of active cores
    • Estimated current consumption
    • Estimated power consumption
    • Processor temperature

    When the processor is operating below these limits and the user's workload demands additional performance, the processor frequency will dynamically increase until the upper limit of frequency is reached. Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 has multiple algorithms operating in parallel to manage current, power, and temperature to maximize performance and energy efficiency. Note: Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 allows the processor to operate at a power level that is higher than its rated upper power limit (TDP) for short durations to maximize performance.

    2 Intel® Turbo Boost technology requires a PC with a processor with Intel Turbo Boost capability. Intel Turbo Boost performance varies depending on hardware, software and overall system configuration. Check with your PC manufacturer on whether your system delivers Intel Turbo Boost technology. See www.intel.com/technology/turboboost for more information.

Whether you’re developing 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processor-based applications for networked systems, or creating tools for smaller businesses, this is the place for all your technical content needs.

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What is the big deal about the new Intel® Small Business Advantage platform?
By Posted 10/17/20120
Intel has learned from the success of popular platforms, like Intel® Centrino® and Intel® vPro™ technologies, the value of considering the complete end-to-end solution when developing new solutions. Building on these successes, Intel launched the Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA) platf...
OMP_PROC_BIND is now supported on compatible non-Intel processors
By Patrick Kennedy (Intel)Posted 10/16/201212
The newest versions of the Intel® C++ and Fortran compilers now support OpenMP* environment variable OMP_PROC_BIND on compatible non-Intel processors for Linux* and Windows* platforms.  The compilers containing the fixes are Intel® Composer XE 2011 Update 13 and Intel® Composer XE 2013 Update 1. ...
How Do You Manage? Answers for Intel® vPro™ Developers
By Gael Hofemeier (Intel)Posted 09/13/20120
See Gael's Blog Author Page Intel® vPro™ technology puts powerful manageability in your hands, but there are intricacies involved. To get the full value and all the benefits, you’ll need some guidance now and then. Fortunately, there’s help available from Intel® Developer Zone, including answers ...
Intel® SBA for Software Developers
By adminPosted 09/10/20120
There are over 60 million small businesses (1-99 employees) worldwide. The vast majority of them do not have an IT professional on staff, nor do they have a Managed Service Provider (MSP) to take care of their computing assets. What is the big deal about the new Intel® Small Business Advantage pl...

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A Developer's Introduction to Business Client Technology

The following table will help you understand which technologies are present in which 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processors, so you can more effectively help your customers manage and streamline their business needs.

Advanced Technologies 

Intel® Core™ i3

Intel® Core™ i5 

Intel® Core™ i7

Firmware 

SBT

SBT or AMT1

SBT or AMT1

Intel® SBA Software

Yes1

Yes1

Yes1

Intel® AES-NI

No

Yes

Yes

Intel® Secure Key

No

Yes

Yes

Intel® Anti-Theft

No

Yes

Yes1

Intel® VT 

Yes (Vt-x)

Yes (Vt-x & Vt-d)

Yes (Vt-x & Vt-d)

Intel® TXT

No

Yes

Yes

1 Certain SKUs may vary. Please check your specific systems at http://ark.intel.com

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Manageability

Intel® AMT Software Development Kit
The building blocks and documentation needed to develop for Intel® AMT systems
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Intel® Setup and Configuration Software (Intel® SCS)
This package provides the newest tools to set up and configure Intel® AMT Devices.
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Open Manageability Developer Toolkit
Open source tools for management for computer that supports Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT). 
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Intel® vPro Platform Solution Manager
Allows you to launch plug-in applications to remotely manage your Intel vPro Technology based PC clients. 
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Security

Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel® AES-NI is a new encryption instruction set that improves on the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm and accelerates the encryption of data in the Intel® Xeon® processor family and the 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family.
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Intel® Secure Key
Intel Secure Key is the name for the Intel 64 and IA-32 Architectures instruction RDRAND and its underlying Digital Random Number Generator (DRNG) hardware implementation.

  • Implementation Guide
  • Code Examples
  • Case Studies

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Intel® Trusted Execution Technology

Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) is a hardware security solution that protects IT infrastructures against software-based attacks by validating the behavior of key components within a server or PC at startup.
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  • Static Security Analysis (SSA)
  • Static Security Analysis (SSA) examines source code to find errors and security weaknesses, allowing you to eliminate defects early in the development cycle and proactively harden your application against security breaches.
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Virtualization

Intel® Virtualization
Intel® Virtualization models can help enhances security and manageability for your Business Client Customers.
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Find all the latest documentation to help with your development projects. Technical guides, case studies, code samples, videos and thought-provoking blog posts–you'll find it all here.

Manageability

Welcome to Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT)
To learn more about Intel AMT and to download the latest Software Development Kit (SDK), visit:
Intel AMT Start Here Guide 
Intel AMT SDK Download 
Intel AMT SDK Documentation

Intel® vPro™ Technology Resource Kit
The Intel® vPro™ Technology Resource Kit is a downloader tool that is a compilation of tools, utilities, and supporting documentation to simply educate you and easily walk you through the implementation of Intel vPro technology.
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Intel® AMT: Known Issues and Best Practices
The Known Issues, Best Practices, and Workarounds, may be very useful to many of our vPro Developers.
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Security

Advanced Security Features of Intel® vPro™ Technology
Intel® vPro™ technology creates a powerful platform in which security and manageability go hand in hand. Since manageability is a crucial aspect of an enterprise’s network.
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Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard Instructions (AES-NI)
Introduction AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) is an encryption standard adopted by the U.S. government starting in 2001. It is widely used across the software ecosystem to protect network traffic.
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Overview of Intel® AES-NI, a new encryption instruction set that improves on the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm and accelerates the encryption of data.
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Securing the Enterprise with Intel® AES-NI
Learn why cryptography is hot in the marketplace today, especially in the enterprise.
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Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard Instructions (AES-NI)
Description of the six new instructions that make up the AES-NI instruction set and perform several compute intensive parts of the AES algorithm.
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Intel® Anti-theft
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT) helps keep your laptop safe and secure in the event that it’s ever lost or stolen.
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Intel® Trusted Execution Technology
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) provides a hardware- based root of trust to ensure that a platform boots with a known good configuration of firmware, BIOS and virtual machine monitor.
Learn more ›

Intel® System Defense and Agent Presence Overview
System Defense and Agent Presence are security toolsets built into Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT). The System Defense and Agent Presence toolsets are targeted at closing two gaps in in the Intrusion Detection System (IDS) methods currently employed by IT:

  • The time window between the identification of an OS/Agent vulnerability and completed deployment of a corresponding patch.
  • The time between an end-user tampering with an IDS agent and detection of and acting on the tampering.

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Virtualization

Virtualization HW technical brief
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) provides comprehensive hardware assists that boost virtualization software performance, improve application response times and provide greater reliability, security and flexibility.
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Virtualization: A Developer's Friend
The more developers use virtualization, the more they find new uses for it. Dis¬cover what you’re missing and how virtualization can help you get more done.
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Intel® Virtualization Technology: Flash* Animation
This animation provides an overview of Intel® Virtualization Technology.
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Intel® Virtualization Technology: Best Practices for Software Vendors
This series of articles functions as an aid to help software vendors tailor their applications for use with Intel VT.
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Intel® Black Belt Software Developers
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Gael Hofemeier
Gael is an Application Engineer at Intel (since 2000) working primarily with Business Client Technologies.

Ylian Saint-Hilaire
A senior architect at Intel, Ylian Saint-Hilaire part of a path finding group and is currently researching new ways of using Intel platform technologies.

Javier Caceres
Javier is an Project & Product Manager working on Colombian industry since 2002. He has worked on many challenging projects like Windows Kernel Mode Drivers, Intel AMT SOL, and many, many more.

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Software Assessment tool Release
By Prince Joseph5
Right now, Software assessment tool is not availbe for intel partners. I have found that Software Assessment tool will be launch in 2013. When can we expect this update?
Intel Local Management Service (LMS) 8 for Linux does not compile
By Rebecca M.2
http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/download-the-latest-intel-amt-o... — lms-8.0.0-7.tar.gz Platform is Ubuntu 13.04 Server amd64, gcc 4.7.3 and concomitant toolchain. config script proceeds with no warnings or errors. g++ fails here: localhost lms-8.0.0-7 [0]# ./configure --prefix=/opt > /dev/null && makemake  all-recursivemake[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/lms-8.0.0-7'Making all in srcmake[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/lms-8.0.0-7/src'if g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -I. -I./SyncLib/Include -I./mei -I./tools  -D_LINUX  -g -O2 -Wall -MT main.o -MD -MP -MF ".deps/main.Tpo" -c -o main.o main.cpp; \    then mv -f ".deps/main.Tpo" ".deps/main.Po"; else rm -f ".deps/main.Tpo"; exit 1; fiif g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -I. -I./SyncLib/Include -I./mei -I./tools  -D_LINUX  -g -O2 -Wall -MT LMEConnection.o -MD -MP -MF ".deps/LMEConnection.Tpo" -c -o LMEConnection.o LMEConnection.cpp; \    then mv -f ".deps/LMEConnection.Tpo" ".deps/LMEConnection.Po"; else rm -f ...
Get username from AMT audit logs
By Juliano M.11
Hello, Im getting the event logs from a vPro processor from a Java Application, inside an array of bytes, with this: EventRecordBytes = WsmanUtils.getBase64Bytes(eventRecords[index].toString()); I can get many data, such as audit evt id, etc, for example: // combine the AuditAppID and EventID bytes to get auditEventEnum auditEventEnum = EventRecordBytes[1] * 1000; auditEventEnum += EventRecordBytes[3]; Do you know an easy way to get the user that try to perform a KVM session? Tks
"Access is Denied" when provisioning AMT clients using SCCM package
By jimc844
Hi, I've created a software package/wrapper script that will execute the ACUConfig.exe command line executable to provision a machine using SCCM 2007.  I've already granted the local SYSTEM account (which SCCM uses to execute packages on machines) access to WMI namepsace yet i'm getting errors on machines when i try to provision them using this package.  If I run the same script manually (using my own account), it works fine.  Here are some of the erros i'm receiving in the ACUConfig log file: 2013-06-06 18:36:41: Thread:6000(ERROR) : ACU Configurator , Category: ConnectServer Source: Src\WMIAccess.cpp : ConnectToNamespace Line: 118: A call to this function has failed - (0xc000278b) (Access is denied. -2147024891) 2013-06-06 18:36:41: Thread:6000(ERROR) : ACU.dll, Category: Remote Configure Source: Src\ActivatorDll.cpp : RemoteConfiguration Line: 3581: Failed to complete remote configuration of this Intel(R) AMT device. 2013-06-06 18:36:41: Thread:6000(ERROR) : ACU Configurator, Cat...
Disable 'Enable User Notification' option in IMSS
By jimc848
Hi I'd like to disable the 'Enable User Notification' option in IMSS for all versions of this software but it appears to require different registry keys depending on version. (e.g. Version 8.1 uses "ShowUserNotification") Does anyone have a comprehensive list of which registry key changes this for all versions or would disabling the 'Intel Management and Security Application User Notification Service' be a better option?  I'm reluctant to do this as I don't know if this will prevent the functionality of the software in any way. Thanks, Jim
Intel AMT v8.x TLS Configuration
By Yuri M.1
Hello. I would like to ask a few questions about configuring TLS-PSK (if it's still posible) with AMT SCS 8.0 My university had recently purchased about 200 AMT-enabled computers - HP 8300 series, MBEx of the version 8.0.0.0063 , with ME v8.1.0.1265. Considering the amount of the machines we would like to use AMT for remote OOB managemant. Since those computers are installed in students' labs there is a clear security concern: we cannot rely on the login/password only, while managing each machine remotely. So, for security reasons and also in order to be able to use SOL, KVM and IDE-R we have to configure the Transport Layer Security. So, that's the background. Now my questions: 1) Is there still an option to configure the Transport Layer Security with Pre-Shared Key, but using the SCS 8.x? 2) If not - Can the PKI be configured instead of TLS-PSK, but without using the certificates from the vendor? In other words, can PKI be configured to work with our custom certificates instead of...
AMT and FreeBSD scripts
By Kamil C.18
We have two problems with Intel AMT and FreeBSD. First: On AMT version:  8.1.20-build 1336 AMT stop responding about five minutes after booting FreeBSD, it's FreeBSD 9.1-STABLE, 64 bit. On Linux AMT works fine. We suspect driver, but it's similar like on Linux. Second: We have shell scripts to manage computers, on version 5 (older computers) we can sending command like: curl -m 3 --anyauth -u user:password -d amt_html_rc_radio_group=2 -d amt_html_rc_boot_special=13 http://ip:16992/remoteForm to power on and normal boot. But on version 8 scripts stop working, forms are the same. Is there any changes? Can I send SOAP xml file with curl? Can you show us the way to resolve problems?
Intel s5520sc workstation board BIOS update
By Mark V.1
Hello. I'm not sure if it is the right place I'm writing in, but I would like to get some help on updating my Intel’s s5520sc boards BIOS. I know that this shouldn't be hard and I found a lot of material on how to do it on desktop boards. The problem I face is that my boards Bios update doesn't have possibilities to install like iFlash BIOS Update, ISO Image BIOS Update... to update my BIOS I need to use something called EFI Shell. I couldn't find any instructions on that and without them I don't want to attempt any tries and guesses. I would very appreciate if anybody could help me. Thank you. The link to the BIOS update.

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