Out of Band Management Planning

One of the most exciting developments in desktop technology in recent years is Intel’s Advanced Management Technology (AMT), based on the vPro technology. For many years, server vendors have offered OOB management capability using a dedicated network connection, network card, and processor. Server administrators can remotely access keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) functionality directly, without depending on the operating system. Due to cost, this type of configuration is generally not practical for desktop systems. Intel’s introduction of network cards and chipsets supporting AMT, while not providing the hardware redundancy of the server class solutions, brings the similar management functionality to desktop systems. ...

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