I'm looking to build a light-weight rack-mounted Linux system, and I would love to be able to include some sort of remote management. At the very least, remote power on/off, and a little bit of fault investigation.
Can anybody confirm my understanding. In order to support AMT, I need:
(a) An vPro-capable Intel CPU.
(c) A vPro-capable Intel M/B.
Is that the correct, necessary-and-sufficient list?
For a list of what is "vPro-capable", it appears that I can use http://ark.intel.com/ and see that basically ALL the 4th-Generation i5 and i7 Intel CPUs support vPro (and hence AMT).
However, motherboards seems a bit more hit-and-miss.
According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_AMT_versions, Intel AMT 9.0 is supported on Intel 8 Series chipsets.
According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#5.2F6.2F7.2F8_Series_chipsets the 8-series chipsets are Z87, H87, H81, Q87, Q85 and B85.
According to http://ark.intel.com/ the "Advanced Technologies" list says that the DQ87PG supports vPro, while the DZ87KLT-75K, DB85FL, DH87RL and DH87MC do NOT.
That's a pretty bad hit rate... only 1 out of 5!
So what's going on here? Did I misunderstand something along the line, or is Intel basically not supporting AMT on its latest chipset series boards?