eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Altiris Manageability Toolkit

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Altiris Manageability Toolkit

We connected to the HP Compaq dc7700 using the Altiris Manageability Toolkit for vPro Technology remote control terminal. We were able to use the text-only interface to change the HP setup utility without making a deskside visit.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Altiris Manageability Toolkit - Intel AMT Status

The Intel Active Management Technology status splash screen shows that Intel's AMT is enabled. The screen was displayed at boot-up time, although we could configure it not to display.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Altiris Manageability Toolkit - Network Management

[The HP Compaq dc7700 is turned off.] The Altiris Manageability Toolkit can get real-time network management information and make configuration changes even when the target system is powered off.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Altiris Manageability Toolkit - Alert Configuration

[The HP Compaq dc7700 is turned off.] We configured the Altiris Manageability Toolkit to alert us when the OS running on the HP system did not start correctly, when the BIOS posted an error, when the system cover was opened, or when the BIOS did not start

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Altiris Manageability Toolkit - Intel AMT Settings

[The HP Compaq dc7700 is turned off.] We initially set up the user name and password on our HP dc7700 system manually. Initial configuration is when systems are most susceptible to compromise. The use of enterprise mode setup with public key encryption an

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Altiris Manageability Toolkit - Intel AMT Event Log Data

[The HP Compaq dc7700 is turned off.] The Altiris Manageability Toolkit can report on event log data such as OS boot failure, BIOS startup and platform authentication errors.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Altiris Manageability Toolkit - Computer System

[The HP dc7700 desktop system is currently turned off.] The Altiris platform collected manufacturer, product description, serial number and UUID data from the HP dc7700.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Altiris Manageability Toolkit - Disk Drive

[The HP dc7700 desktop system is currently turned off.] The Altiris Manageability Toolkit also collected information including serial number and maximum media size for all drives reported in the HP dc7700.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Altiris Manageability Toolkit - BIOS

[The HP Compaq dc7700 is turned off.] The Altiris Manageability Toolkit collects Intel AMT-provided BIOS information, including vendor, version, release date and characteristics.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Altiris Manageability Toolkit - Motherboard Device

[The HP Compaq dc7700 is turned off.] Altiris collects motherboard device information, including product name, manufacturer and serial number. It can also collect info about whether a device is replaceable.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Altiris Manageability Toolkit - Physical Memory

[The HP Compaq dc7700 is currently turned off.] Altiris collects physical memory reported by Intel AMT, including part number, manufacturer, size, form factor, type, type detail and speed.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Altiris Manageability Toolkit - Processor

[The HP Compaq dc7700 is turned off.] Altiris collects processor information from Intel vPro Technology, including ID, version, manufacturer, speed, status, type and family.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Altiris Manageability Toolkit - Network Adapter Configuration

[The HP Compaq dc7700 is turned off.] Altiris collects network card information, including host name, domain name, DHCP mode, local address, subnet mask, default gateway address and DNS information. When we ran ipconfig when the HP Compaq dc7700 was power

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Altiris Manageability Toolkit - Intel AMT Base Board

The Altiris Manageability Toolkit collected base information about the Intel board, including the serial number (collected when the HP Compaq dc7700 was turned on).

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Altiris Manageability Toolkit - Resource Summary

The Altiris Manageability Toolkit reported detailed information in summary format about the HP Comaq dc7700, including machine name, domain and Altiris Notification Server. The summary also included data on the system OS and Altiris agent information.

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