Once you understand what Intel Active Management Technology is capable of doing, what problems it can alleviate, and how it can apply to your particular situation, it is time to set it up. If you have an Intel AMT enabled
computer and want to just get started, in this article we will get our hand dirty and start using Intel AMT features, using the freely available Manageability Developer Tool Kit (DTK).
First, go to the following web site, download and install the tools.
These tools are available freely with source code. For this article, only the binary versions of the tools are needed. Before starting, Intel AMT will need to be setup since new computers come with Intel AMT turned off. Appendix A demonstrated how to get into the BIOS or MEBX screen at boot time and setup Intel AMT for the first time. Additionally, one should check that Intel AMT can be accessed using the built-in web server. To do this, use any web browser on a different computer and type in the following URL: http://computername:16992/
Here “computername” must be replaced with the name or IP address of the Intel AMT computer. It’s important to note that this must be done from a different computer on the same network. Attempting to access the Intel AMT web page form the same computer will not work. Figure 1 shows a sample networks setup for Intel AMT and management console.