0 Replies Latest reply on Nov 24, 2014 6:01 AM by Hermann_M

    "LMS Generated Line" in hosts-file altering 127.0.0.1 @ WIN Server 2012 R2

    Hermann_M

      Hallo Intel-Forum,

       

      I just discovered that some parts of the Intel AMT V9.0 System always alters the %windir%/system32/drivers/etc/hosts file on my Win 2k12 R2 Server.

      It changes the localhost address to the name, I use for the dedicated kvm-NIC. The kvm.project.local IP is set to 192.168.1.200 in the AMT system and you can connect the kvm with vnc plus.

      Anyway, you can find the altered line as following:

       

      # 127.0.0.1   localhost

      127.0.0.1      kvm.project.local          # LMS GENERATED LINE

       

      Since I am running a DNS-Server on that machine, the altered line always causes trouble.

      On this machine (a new Dell T20 with Intel AMT V9) I have three dedicated NICs running:

      1.: kvm.project.local with 192.168.1.200

      2.: server.project.local with 192.168.1.10

      3.: vm.project.local with 192.168.1.50

       

      I am wondering why the AMT systems alters the 127.0.0.1 address. An added line i.e. 192.168.1.200 kvm.project.local could make sense, but why 127.0.0.1 kvm.project.local?

      How can I prevent the AMT from changing the hosts file?

       

      I also found those postings, but they're not really eye-openers for me, because they didn't provide any information how to solve this issue.:

      a) https://communities.intel.com/thread/7093?start=0&tstart=0

      and the official statement: b) https://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-1247#jive_content_id_LMS_generated_line_in_hosts_file

      "LMS generates this line when there is a mismatch between the OS  FQDN and the Intel® ME FQDN. This can happen, for example, when you swap hard drives between computers."

       

      I would be very happy if you could find some time to help or provide some hints. :-)

       

      Greetings from Germany,

      Hermann