Sunday, 17 April 2011

Mount A Remote ISO - Intel KVM

For those of you making the most out of the new Intel AMT 6.0 featured in the new Core i series processors, you may be wondering how to enable the remote ISO mounting feature. Intel reccomends using Real VNC Viewer Plus to do accomplish this. If you don't want to spend the $100 for the license, there is a free way to mount ISO's remotely to systems using the Intel new integrated KVM.

I would like to introduce you to the Intel Managebility Developer Tool Kit. You can pickup the installer here

Read through the Software Agreement, click Accept and enter your e-mail to be granted access to download the file.

After the install, start the Manageability Commander Tool

Right Click on "Network" and click "Add Intel AMT Computer"

Type in the IP address of the System, user name "admin" and the password to your MEBx.

You will then see the new system in the network tree. Select the computer, and click "Connect" on the connection tab.

Once connected, click the "Remote Control" Tab and click "Take Control" The Commander Tool will now connect to the Intel KVM and you will get a new window showing "Serial-over-LAN - Connected"

Click "Disk Redirect" Select "Change Target CDROM" and select if you want to mount your physical CD ROM or an ISO. If you wish to mount an ISO, select the ISO file you want to mount.

Click the "Disk Redirect" menu again and click on "Redirect Active"

To Force the System to boot to the remote ISO/CD ROM drive, click the "Remote Command" menu, and click "Reboot to Redirect CD" and click YES

This is all you need to do to get the ISO or physical CD ROM drive mounted. You can now connect to the system using the free VNC Viewer and boot off the remote ISO or CD ROM Drive. When you are done, go back to the Manageability Terminal Tool, Select the "Disk Redirect Menu" and Uncheck "Redirect Active" This will now release the ISO file.

Written By: Amardeep Juneja