1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 2, 2013 9:33 AM by Alan Alderson

    AMT meets bootloader pre-boot authentification requirements

    ersil

      Hello,

       

      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,

      Alex