New!! Updated Intel® AMT Linux Drivers

Linux/AMT Developers have no doubt been waiting a long time for this.  Updated MEI and LMS drivers for Linux.  They can be download  HERE.  (and below as well)

Are you a Linux Developer interested in writing tools for supporting Intel AMT?  We would love to hear from you.

Here is what these drivers do:

Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) Linux support includes two components that allow interaction between the Intel® AMT FW and the Linux OS: Intel® MEI (Intel® Management Engine Interface) driver and LMS (Local Management Service) driver. Intel® MEI driver allows application to communicate with the FW using host interface, and LMS driver allows applications to access the Intel® AMT FW via the local Intel® Management Engine Interface (Intel® MEI).

Intel® Management Engine Interface driver:

The Intel® MEI driver allows applications to access the Intel® Management Engine FW via the host interface (as opposed to a network interface). The Intel® MEI driver is meant to be used mainly by the Local Manageability Service (LMS). Messages from the Intel® MEI driver are sent to the systems log (i.e. /var/log/messages). Once the Intel® MEI driver is running, an application can open a file to it, connect to an application on the firmware side, and send and receive messages to that application.

 



Intel® Local Manageability Service:


The Local Manageability Service (LMS) allows applications to access the Intel® Active Management Technology FW via the local Intel® Management Engine Interface (Intel® MEI). The LMS is dependent on the Intel® MEI driver. Intel® MEI driver should be installed prior to installing the LMS. The LMS runs as a daemon. Messages from the service will be sent to the syslog. The LMS messages will be marked with a source of "LMS". Once the LMS is running, it listens for incoming connection requests on the following ports: 



    •  Port 16992 for soap and WS-Management requests.

    •  Port 623 for WS-Management requests 



If a secure connection with the Intel® AMT device is enabled (TLS), LMS also listens on these ports:



    • Port 16993 for secure soap and WS-Management requests.

    • Port 664 for secure WS-Management requests.



Download the LMS driver

Learn how to install the software here - or you can use the RPMs included in the SLED-11, Kernel 2.6.32.12-0.7.

Linux Enablement Guide 

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