Top 5 questions from the vPEc booth

#1.  How do you get started

http://communities.intel.com/openport/blogs/proexpert/2008/02/09/high-level-guide-to-installing-sccm-sp1-beta or

http://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-1499

 

#2.  What about legacy support

http://communities.intel.com/openport/blogs/proexpert/2008/04/16/sccm-sp1-38-wsman-translator-how-vpro-firmware-versions-less-than-321-are-supported

 

#3.  What are the top features that I capture about

Top features are in band client agent provisioning and integration of power control in collection based operation and task sequence support.

 

#4.  Why does SCCM matter for vpro?

Sccm is microsoft's first managiblity software that provides native support for vpro capibility.  You are able to have a single software provide you on on complete software solution for you vpro client fleet.

 

#5.  What is the difference between Wake On LAN

http://softwarecommunity.intel.com/articles/eng/1151.htm#2  (abstract from the site)

 

Q1: Does the Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) feature of Intel vPro technology support Wake On LAN* (WOL), Pre-boot eXecution Environment (PXE), and Alert Standard Format* (ASF)?

 

A1: Yes. A PC with Intel® vPro™ Technology can be managed using legacy tools that utilize WOL, PXE, and ASF when Intel® AMT is turned off , so existing tools that use these protocols can be used. However, Intel® AMT provides higher levels of security & functionality. Intel® AMT provides mutual authentication between client and console along with encrypted communication to guard against unauthorized access to networks and PCs, along with the ability to read hardware and software asset information even from PCs that are turned off or down.

 

Q2: How is Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) feature of Intel® vPro™ technology different from ASF and Wake-On-LAN?

 

A2: Intel® AMT provides more security and functionality than ASF or Wake-On-LAN. Unlike legacy technologies, the Intel® System Defense feature within Intel ® AMT proactively helps prevent the spread of viruses by blocking transmissions from infected PCs. Intel® AMT also provides authentication and encrypted communication of management traffic so the Intel® AMT features can only be activated by authorized management consoles. Its out-of-band management capabilities include not only the ability to reboot PCs and send alerts, but also allow remote control, remote BIOS updates, and access to event logs and asset information regardless of system state or operating system presence. Alerting is policy based rather than based on preset criteria, allowing additional flexibility in IT processes. And Intel® AMT is designed to ensure management traffic can pass through network routers allowing remote management of a greater portion of your installed base.