2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 11, 2009 1:00 PM by Trevor.Sullivan

    SOL Driver "Will 1 driver work on all OEM systems"?

    cmilo

       

      My customer has prepared his OS image to support vPRO. WRT supporting three OEMs (HP, Dell, Lenovo) is there any difference between or anything unique of the SOL driver on each or the OEM systems. For example HP has three SOL drivers, one for each of the models (7700, 7800, 7900)? The customer has downloaded the SOL driver from the Intel website and it loads successfully on all three models but wants to know if he will have a problem when they plan to activate.

      Can you please confirm they could use 1 driver for SOL across many of the OEMs systems/models.

      Also, below is the driver they are using and what is the difference between Mesrl.inf and Mesrle.inf?

       

      Mesrl.inf

       

       

      DriverVer=03/20/2007,5.4.0.1065

      Mesrle.inf

       



       

      DriverVer=03/20/2007,5.4.0.1065





        • 1. Re: SOL Driver "Will 1 driver work on all OEM systems"?
          bcockrel

          You cannot deploy a single LMS-SOL driver across AMT generations.  In the case of the HP 7700, 7800, and 7900 PCs, each model has a different AMT firmware generation.  Each LMS-SOL driver must be matched to the AMT firmware version on that PC.

          • 2. Re: SOL Driver "Will 1 driver work on all OEM systems"?
            Trevor.Sullivan

            Charles,

             

            The vendor should provide an application to install for each system that you are deploying. This application was developed by Intel. On 2.6 and 3.x systems, it's called the AMT Status Monitor, and on AMT 4.0/5.0 it's called the Intel Manageability & Security Application.

             

            The application installation should take care of installing the proper virtual serial port driver, the Local Manageability Service (LMS), the User Notification Service (UNS), and the Intel System Status Service.

             

            FYI, the Intel Manageability & Security Application requires the Microsoft .NET Framework to run. I would recommend deploying the Microsoft .NET 3.5 SP1 Framework Redistributable package as a prerequisite to the Intel application package.

             

            Trevor Sullivan

            Systems Engineer

            OfficeMax Corporation