I'm setting up a Supermicro server with an X10SAE board and I have issues getting AMT KVM to work.
I set everything in the AMT ME bootup interface and also configured via KVM Console (KVMControlApplication.exe) to "KVM Status: Enabled - all ports". Here, I was not sure which "Default visibile monitor" to choose, so I tried each of them. Result was always the same:
With any VNC viewer, I can connect to the server. I can authenticate and successfully log in. After that, the attached screen on the server shows a red/yellow flashing border and a connection icon in the right upper corner. When I move the mouse or press a keyboard key in the VNC client, I can see these actions being performed on the server screen.
BUT: The problem is, that the VNC client stays clear. Depending on the VNC client I use, the window stays always black or red. This is independent of the state the server is in, i.e. it's the same if the server is in POST/BIOS/booting up, or the operating system has fully booted. Nevertheless, the client gets notified by the changes of the screen resolution, so the VNC window changes size when the server changes from POST to booting up and then again when reaching the GUI.
Depending on the VNC server I use, the VNC client terminates after a short time (less than a minute) without comments, or tries to reestablish the connection. Interesting enough, Real VNC shows the error message
0x8086210E: Internal KVM failure
which is, according to the "Intel AMT implementation and Reference Guide" an "Internal failure". Not very helpful.
I'm stuck here. Help would be appreciated.
The Intel Active Management Technology webinterface shows:
Computer model: X10SAE
Product name: X10SAE
Vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
Release date: 05/20/2015
Family: Intel® Xeon® processor
Socket: SOCKET 0
Version: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1246 v3 @ 3.50GHz
1. ME Bios 10.0.0.0004 / ME 126.96.36.1993
2. Just 1 display is attached
3. I'm using the onboard graphics for the chip and the HDMI display. There is a DVI port on the motherboard, too, but I am not using that.
4. IP is 192.168.1.10. This is on the LAN.
5. Direct connection
Thanks in advance,
- Intel® vPro™
Intel AMT 9.x supports KVM redirection at resolution up to 2560x1600. http://ark.intel.com/products/80916/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E3-1246-v3-8M-Cache-3_50-GHz Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1246 v3 (8M Cache, 3.50 GHz) Specifications procesor integrated graphics supports up to mailto:3840x2160@60Hz 3840x2160@60Hz on HDMI and DP ports.
So if you set server resolution above max Intel AMT supported resolution KVM will not work properly.
Red Yellow frame and connection icon are elements of Intel AMT privacy indicators and are generated and displayed locally only by Intel procesor integrated graphics, regardless of current/AMT supported resolution, so they are not redirected over KVM.
There is BIOS component related to Intel AMT KVM redirection feature -so if this fails KVM will fail.
Check if there is newer BIOS update from the board OEM ?
ME 188.8.131.523 is pretty old ME FW version (it is actually first update after production version) - and in general is replaced by ME FW 9.1.x versions.
Note ME 9.5.x is for SoC designs (Tablets/2in1) and is not applicable to your platform.
The latest one available for OEMs is ME FW 184.108.40.2062 altough it may not be validated by your board OEM - check if there is ME FW update published on the OEM web?
Hi dariusz, thanks for the quick reply. I am having the same problems as gr8pe.
Product Name: CSM-Q87M-E43 (MS-7830)
Vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
Release Date: 04/01/2015
Family: Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
Version: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz
I am currently hooked up to a 1280x1024 monitor via VGA, and the BIOS is the most recent version available by the vendor (MSI). When using RealVNC and going to info, it says "Line-speed estimate: 0kbit/s (RTT ~91ms)". When using UltraVNC, the status window shows "Bytes Received" stays at "76 bytes" initially and then jumps to 94 all while "Bytes Sent" climbs up normally. It seems like the AMT VNC server isn't sending data back? I don't think it's a connection issue, as Serial-over-LAN works to navigate the BIOS and I can see that screen fine.
I am now experiencing precisely the same problem but with a Supermicro X10SAT motherboard, hosting an Intel Xeon E3-1275 V3 CPU (no external GPU).
vPro/AMT KVM was working fine until today when I unfortunately updated the BIOS to R3.0 (5/26/15). Now the AMT KVM behaves just as gr8ape describes -- no video transferred (bytes received count at 76) and keystrokes reaching the server until the connection terminates with the internal KVM failure.
I've already logged a case with Supermicro and will report back any result. Worst case, I'm hoping Supermicro can at least share older BIOS revisions so that I can revert
Edit: Kin Yan from Supermicro support replied to my query within 15 minutes and provided a new (beta/internal) BIOS image named X10SAT_T201509031611.ROM. This update seems to have resolved the issue completely, so if you're using another SM motherboard, you may want to contact their tech support. I'm quite impressed with their speedy and helpful response!
I am glad that root cause was identified and that new BIOS update fixed issue.X10SAT_T201509031611.ROM
Did you have any chance to note Intel ME FW versions with the "old" working BIOS, with R3.0 "not working" and with Beta BIOS (10SAT_T201509031611.ROM) ?
Intel ME FW can be always updated locally/separately but some BIOS update packages may contain ME FW update too.
I suspect the X10SAT BIOS packages do contain ME FW updates as you suggested. Unfortunately I didn't note the ME FW version in my original BIOS or in the non-working BIOS package that is currently available for download from SuperMicro's site, i.e., X10SAT5_526.zip.
The beta BIOS (10SAT_T201509031611.ROM) provided by Supermicro tech support to fix the issue shows the following information:
Build Date: 09/03/2015
ME FW Version: 220.127.116.115