Storage Informer
Storage Informer

Just About Done

by on Jul.13, 2009, under Storage

Working with Intel AMT: Just About Done

Last week, I posted some screenshots of my management console, IT Helper 1.0. It&aposs been just 3 weeks since I first talked about the project and I&aposm already finished. I&aposve still got some testing and documentation to do, but everything else is finished.

Here&aposs a brief list of features:

  • Hardware Asset
    • Platform (computer model, manufacturer, version, serial number)
    • BIOS (vendor, version)
    • Processor (manufacturer, version, maximum socket speed, speed)
    • Memory (manufacturer, serial number, size, speed, form factor, type, part number)
    • Disk (model, serial number, size)
  • Event Log (display, clear)
  • Networking
  • Filters (display, add, delete)
  • Policies (display, add, set active policy, delete, set as active policy, set as watchdog policy)
  • Watchdogs (display, add, set watchdog policy, delete, state transitions)
  • Remote Control (Power Up, Power Down, Reset, Power Cycle Reset)
  • Serial Agent
    • Process Monitor (display, kill, start)
    • File Explorer (display)
    • Create Package

    The "Create Package" feature is actually something that I came up with. System Defense (using Agent Presence) usually requires creating a filter, a policy, and a watchdog. Then you have to set the watchdog policy and set up state transitions for the watchdog. You can still do this using IT Helper 1.0, but the Create Package feature does all of this for you. The user enters a name and GUID for the "package" and the management console creates a policy (using default RX drop and TX drop filters), sets it as the watchdog policy, and creates a watchdog (with state transitions) using the provided name and GUID. The user can then set up the client to monitor an application (perform heartbeat). If a heartbeat is not detected (10 second timeout interval, 30 second startup interval), received and transmitted packets are automatically dropped.

    IT Helper 1.0 should be available for download shortly. Until then, feel free to leave a question/comment!


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