I'm trying to use Intel's AMT vPro technology, but it looks like the needed HECI driver stopped working around 2 years ago and Intel has no plans bringing it back and up to date with recent (at least the oldest "current") linux kernel.
Do I understand correctly that Intel HECI/AMT/VPro is thus unsupported in Linux and Intel has no plans making it compatible with recent Linux distributions?
The 2.6.40 version of Linux will have a new MEI driver (also known as the HECI driver), but that is still in staging. I understand that the kernel codefor 2.6.40 has been released to the public. There is also a stand alone driver for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1. I don't know whattype of Linux you are using, but if that happens to be your OS, then let me know and I will find a link to the driver for you. I'm still finding out more information so I'll pass anything new on as I discover it.
Hi kotique, I just found out that the Linux driver will be released here on the Manageability and Security website very shortly. I can't give you an exact date, but it is expected to be out within the next month or so.
Which platform are you working on? You can check the links here for the AMT drivers on linux kernel 2.6.32. We did have some internal team at Intel developing these drivers. For the Intel 7 series chipset, as mentioned above the drivers will be released soon.