Release 7.0 adds the following modifications to the Intel AMT architecture:
• Host-based setup and configuration capability: This feature allows users to easily configure Intel AMT out of the box with an application running on the local host without any special additional information or parameters. The feature adds the concept of Client Control mode and Admin Control mode. The SDK includes descriptions of new API functions, description of the key use cases that implement the feature and samples that demonstrate how to work with host-based setup and configuration.
• The user consent mechanism has been extended so that it may be required not only for KVM, but also for Storage Redirection (USB-R or IDE-R) and certain other features. See the description of the user consent feature.
• The AMT_GeneralSettings object now has a read-only PrivacyLevel property that determines whether SOL, Storage Redirection, and KVM are initially enabled and whether user consent can or cannot be disabled. OEMs can select from among three options when defining their platforms. See the General Info feature.
• A user with GeneralInfo privileges now has access to much more information. Get methods for most of the system objects are accessible. Using the local admin user, an application running on the local host with OS admin privileges can see the status of many Intel AMT settings. See the Table mapping classes and methods to realms for a list of methods accessible by a user with GeneralInfo privileges.
Certain power control commands that can be performed locally in Release 6.1 are blocked in Release 7.0. Do not create applications that depend on this capability:
• The WS-Management method CIM_PowerManagementService.RequestPowerStateChange is blocked on the local interface. See Change System Power State.
• The SOAP RemoteControl command options Reset, PowerUp, PowerDown and PowerCycleReset also are blocked on the local interface.
• The WebUI power control operations are blocked on the local interface.
• Intel AMT can now synchronize to a host static IP address. See Automatic Synchronization of Static IP Addresses
• Intel vPro desktop platforms now support manageability over wireless interfaces.
• The Intel AMT firmware update mechanism (both WS-Management and SOAP) were removed in Release 7.0. The Firmware Update Realm is deprecated in this release and will be removed in a future release.
• It is now possible to request Intel AMT to create a key pair and a certificate request based on the private key, See Certificate Management Detailed Description.
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