Intel® vPro™ Glossary
Date: July 22, 2009
The process to configure Intel® vPro™ firmware (specifically Intel® AMT), network infrastructure, and third- party system management software to work together in order to allow the management software to fully utilize Intel vPro technology's system management capabilities.
Monitors agent heartbeats and alerts if agent does not respond.
Basic Input Output System
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Domain Name Service
Setup and configuration model used for larger organizations
Inventory of the hardware installed on a client with Intel vPro technology, such as processor, hard drive, etc.
IDE Redirection; sends the IDE input and output of the client with Intel vPro technology to/from the management console machine, allowing the user to remotely interact with the client during pre-boot phase.
A technology that includes hardware-based remote management features, as well as security, power-management and remote-configuration features. These features allow an IT technician to access a PC with Intel® AMT when traditional techniques and methods to manage the PC are not available.
Intel® Centrino® Pro processor technology
Intel processor technology that provides a higher level of security and management to mobile computers.
Intel® Management Engine; firmware that provides management features for clients with Intel vPro technology.
Intel® Management Engine BIOS Extension; a user interface for configuring the Intel Management Engine.
Intel® Remote PC Assist
Allows OEMs, managed service providers (MSP) and IT Outsourcers to connect with end user systems over the public internet and remotely manage enabled systems regardless of system state.
Intel® vPro™ Processor Technology
Intel processor technology that provides a higher level of security and management to desktop computers.
Independent Software Vendor
Local Management Service driver. Provides an interface enabling local management software agents to communicate with the Intel Management Engine using the same high-level protocols as those used for remote management (e.g. XML, SOAP).
Mutual TLS (Transport Layer Security). Both the server and the client are authenticated in this variation of the TLS security encryption scheme. Normally in TLS, only the server is authenticated. Requires client-side certificate in addition to the server-side certificate.
See also: TLS
System defense filters; monitor incoming and outgoing IP packets for suspicious behavior.
Original Equipment Manufacturer. Notation used to designate the PC manufacturer.
Out Of Band. Refers to system management actions performed when the managed system’s operating system (OS) is not running or when the system is powered down.
Provisioning ID. First portion of security key used in setup and configuration of clients with Intel vPro technology.
Public Key Infrastructure
Public Key Infrastructure – Certification Hash
Identifies each machine using a unique UUID
Provisioning Pass phrase. Pre-shared key used in the setup and configuration of clients with Intel vPro technology.
Installing and/or configuring the requisite firmware, software, and authentication components on a managed client to make it ready to be managed. Do not use. Prefered term is now Setup and Configuration.
Configures Intel vPro clients with SSL certificates without having to touch the client system (assuming the client has been set up by the OEM for remote configuration).
Remote Diagnostics and Repair
Use Serial Over LAN (SOL) and IDE Redirection (IDER) to remotely reboot and debug a client with Intel vPro technology.
Remote Power Control
Securely and remotely power on and power off a client with Intel vPro technology.
Small (and Medium) Business model used for setting up and configuring a client with Intel vPro technology.
Inventory of all software installed on a client with Intel vPro technology.
Serial Over LAN
Setup and Configuration
Installing and/or configuring the requisite firmware, software, and authentication components on a managed client to make it ready to be managed. This term replaces provisioning in documentation related to Intel vPro technology.
Transport Layer Security. An encryption and authentication scheme in which the server presents a server-side certificate for authentication by the client.
See also: MTLS (Mutual TLS)
USB Based One Touch Setup and Configuration
A setup and configuration process in which the administrator only needs to perform actions on each client system one time (i.e., “touch” each client system only once) using a USB flash drive.
See also: Setup and Configuration
Zero-Touch Setup and Configuration
A setup and configuration process in which the administrator does not need to perform any installation or configuration actions directly at the client system (i.e., all setup and configuration actions are performed remotely from the management console).
See also: Setup and Configuration