No, the G45, Z68 and H170 chipsets do not support AMT.
Pre-boot console (embedded VNC Server) support is only found in systems supporting AMT 6.0 and later.
AMT 6.0 and later are supported by the Executive ("Q") chipsets. For Desktop systems, this is the Q57, Q67, Q75/Q77, Q87 and Q150/Q170 chipsets.
Note: the pre-boot support will only work while using internal graphics; it will not work with discrete graphics cards.
Hope this helps,
Thanks for detailed answer. In theory all what you have write is true.
But then what is the SBA at H170? For example (at the end of a page):
And Intel H170 - ME - v11?
Maybe I a little tangle with those endless abbreviations AMT/SBA/ME/vPro/VNC/KVS/TPM/TXT/SIPP/etc,etc
What of Intel technologies I need to have preboot KVM via network?
I will try to relay this in the simplest language I can...
- In order to do pre-boot KVM, you need the Embedded VNC Server feature.
- Since the Embedded VNC Server is a feature of Intel Active Management Technology (AMT), you need a system with AMT.
- AMT is only available on boards that utilize the executive ("Q") chipsets (namely the Q57, Q67, Q75/Q77, Q87 and Q150/Q170 chipsets).
- AMT 6.0 (the first version that included the Embedded VNC Server feature), was first shipped with the Q57 chipset. That is why the 965, Q35 and Q45 executive chipsets are not included in the list that I provided above.
- To use this feature, you actually need to have a full vPro system. That is, in addition to having the executive chipset, you also need to have a vPro-enabled processor.
- To use this feature, you must also have AMT fully provisioned and you must be using internal graphics (Intel HD Graphics); it won't work with a discrete graphics card.
- There is nothing that I have said here that conflicts with the information on the linked web pages.
You are probably still confused. Unfortunately, if you want to make use of a feature like this, you have a lot that you need to learn and understand beforehand. Why is it so complicated? I can answer that with one word: Security.
Hope this helps,
P.S. If you work at Intel, you are juggling literally *hundreds* of these acronyms. They actually even have an acronym for acronyms - TLA: Three Letter Acronym.
Thank you very much for so detailed answer! But you just thoroughly repeat your previous post.
But at my second post I shown that I tangle with those Intel endless similarly abbreviations for Remote Management: AMT/SBA/ME/vPro
Can you be so kind and detailed describe the difference between them?
10. Does Intel have some kind of chart/table with detailed describe of parts of those AMT/SBA/ME/vPro ???
11. For example what kind of remote management functions gives H170 chipset - SBA & ME 11 ?
12. AMT is something like addo/superstructure to ME? Only AMT part of ME includes KVM-VNC?
13. Why vPro is needed for KVM-VNC preboot console? As I understand vPro needs for low level protection against rootkits and viruses?
PS At my opinion all manufacturers multiply too many abbreviations only in favor of advertising. Instead of all those incomprehensible AMT/SBA/ME/vPro Intel can just named this technology as ManagemetEngine/ManagemetEngine+Remote/ManagemetEngine+AntiRootkit - something like this. For people, but not for advertising.
OMG! You don't realize what you are asking for! There's no way that I could do this justice in an posting here, at least not without taking weeks and weeks to do so (there have been complete books written about most of them!). Give me a break; I am retired...
What you need to do is sit down and peruse the information that's been made available in Wikipedia. There are pages that provides overviews for all of the technologies involved. Start with searches using terms like vPro, Management Engine, AMT (and AMT Versions), VNC, PCH, etc. It's all there...
Hope this helps,
Curiously that manufacturer (Intel) don't want to make intelligible chart/table of all ME/AMT/SBA/vPro/etc technologies and they interconnections...
For example where I can read about what specifically functions do I get when buying some motherboard with ME-11 and SBA ???
Where I can find information about different between SBA/SMB/AMT? Intel MUST provide it for all customers!!!
At this moment without full information and with no trustworthy hardware disabling (like jumper etc) all those technologies looks more like nice small attachment present from NSA.
(Translation: he's going to do some investigating on what Intel makes available...)
20. I interested for a new motherboard for new CPU with more cores (8 and more). Most new socket from Intel is 2011-3. But at specifications of his chipsets X99/C612 there are no any words about AMT and even ME is older version 9. So Intel just dont make server chipsets with SERVER FUNCTIONS AMT ??????
How I can get: Intel 8cores + (preferably 2sockets) + AMT-KVM ???
About server chipset and AMT...This is because even though the x99 is the same architecture and has the same code name, the specs, limitations, and configuration are different from the C612.
Intel® Xeon® processor E3 family and Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family are options you can check to get one CPU compliant with your requirements.