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SHebe
Beginner
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Support for Intel XEON Skylake Server with tool CHIPSEC

I wanted to try the tool "chipsec" on an Intel Purley platform (XEON 8176 and Lewisburg PCH).

Note: the chipsec tool is mentioned in Intel doc # 557274 Platform Secure Configuration Specification for Skylake Platforms.

Description of the tool:

CHIPSEC is a framework for analyzing the security of PC platforms including hardware, system firmware (BIOS/UEFI), and platform components. It includes a security test suite, tools for accessing various low level interfaces, and forensic capabilities. It can be run on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and UEFI shell.

The tool is available from: https://github.com/chipsec/chipsec.git

The tool detects several Intel CPU+PCH chipset combinations, but not the Skylake Server or PCH Lewisburg.

Is there any plan to add support for the Purley platform to chipsec?

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CarlosAM_INTEL
Moderator
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Hello, StephaneHebert:

Thank you for contacting Intel Embedded Community.

In order to be on the same page, could you please let us know the part number and SKU of the processor related to this situation?

Waiting for your reply.

Best regards,

Carlos_A.

SHebe
Beginner
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Hello Carlos,

Information about the CPU: https://ark.intel.com/products/120508/Intel-Xeon-Platinum-8176-Processor-38_5M-Cache-2_10-GHz Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8176 Processor (38.5M Cache, 2.10 GHz) Product Specifications

CPU stepping used: H0

The PCH used: Lewisburg 1G, stepping B1

EDS: Intel® C620 Series Chipset Platform Controller Hub, Document Number: 547817

Regards,

Stephane

CarlosAM_INTEL
Moderator
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Hello, StephaneHebert :

Thanks for your reply.

It is important to let you know that the cited processor is a non-embedded device.

Due to this fact, your consultations related to it should be addressed to the https://communities.intel.com/community/tech/processors Intel Processors Forum .

We hope that this information may help you.

Best regards,

Carlos_A.

SHebe
Beginner
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Hi Carlos,

I opened a question in the Processor community as you suggested, see https://communities.intel.com/message/531580# 531702 Any tool (like CHIPSEC) to verify the security ... |Intel Communities , but I got the recommendation from them to open it in the Embedded community!

So, what's next?

BR,

Stephane

SHebe
Beginner
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Any update on this issue?

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