I'm struggling with the following problem for several days now.
The scenario is as follows: I have a server with a bootloader which requires me to enter a password before booting (This bootloader can not be configured to use a serial port for communication). I have to administer the server from remote so I need a technique to enter this password from remote and (this is important) do this automatically by a script.
I'm now thinking if the Intel AMT functionality would suit my needs (if so I would buy the appropriate hardware)
-As I understand it, I will not be able to use the Serial Over Lan (SOL) functionality, because the bootloader wouldn't work with SOL. Is this correct?
-So an alternative would be the KVM functionality. But would it be possible to just send the password via script with the KVM? (As script here I understand everything which enables me to send the password automatically without typing it in manually with the keyboard)
-I also saw the Intel AMT SDK. I'm able to program c++ and c# using this SDK, if it helps me with my problem.
So this are the three main points I found, but I still don't know if one of these can solve my problem.
Thank you for any help,
It really depends on how the bootloader functions. It might be possible to use Serial Over LAN, as long as the bootloader doesn’t switch to a graphical mode or take control of the serial ports.
KVM will work, but it will be a more involved process than using SOL.
I would suggest asking your question in the Business Client Developer Community, as they will be able to give you a more detailed answer.