Last week while I was out at MMS (Microsoft Management Summit) in Las Vegas, I was stumped twice by two folks that asked me questions I didn’t have top of mind. I completed my research & here are the answers to those two questions. Great job guys for stumping me, hopefully you will leave me a comment so I can send you a free vPro shirt.
Is WMI service used for AMT?
WMI is not used for AMT. WS-MAN and SOAP call from SCCM out of band service point can check to see if it AMT capable. Example with SCCM: Using the APIs of the heci drive, the SCCM Agent to can determine whether it is provision-able.
Does Intel vPro Technology support IPV6?
vPro systems in 2008 will have the ability to communicate with IPv6 addressing in 2008 in-band and out of band IPv6 support is planned for a future platform release.
More details can be read on the current state at http://softwareblogs.intel.com/2007/07/18/intel-amt-and-the-scoop-on-ipv6-vs-ipv4/ by Gael Holmes
Here’s an Excerpt:
• The ME cannot be assigned an IPV6 address but the host OS can be assigned an IPV6 address (either static or via DHCP).
• The ME does support System Defense filters on the host traffic, whether or not the host communicates IPV4 or IPV6. This means that the System Defense filters must be configured on the ME network (via IPV4) but the filters are able to filter IPV6 traffic that if that is what the host OS is communicating with.
• If the host OS is assigned an IPV6 address, the ME must be statically assigned an IPV4 address. The assumption is that if the ME is configured in DHCP mode, it shares its configuration with the host OS. If the host OS is deployed in an IPV6 environment, it cannot share its configuration with the ME.
• Intel® AMT does not support static IP addresses at all when operating in a Wireless mode, therefore, IPV6 would not be an option at all for Wireless operations.
I'm looking for the next opportunity to get stumped..