I am trying to understand why VLAN is no longer a supported feature in AMT 4, 6 and greater.
We wanted to deploy several 1000 (!!) desktops with AMT version 7 and in our prototype we found out that these boards no longer support vlans.
From a management perspective those boards have become useless without being able to use a tagged vlan for maintenances, deployments, etc...
Is there any workaround for this?
You are correct, VLAN is no longer supported in AMT* 6.0 or higher.. At this time there is no workaround. Since I have been seeing more requests for VLAN support coming in, I will submit to have it added back in, but no promises on if or when it will be put back into MEBx or any other interface (WebUI, WsMan or SOAP)
Corey T. Morris
Intel Application Engineer
thank you for your feedback.
Is there any insight as to why this feature had been removed?
VLAN support is probably of no use for the majority of the desktop consumers, but in larger entities where remote management (e.g. 1 large vlan) and production (many smaller vlans) should be seperated, vlan tagging would be a very valuable asset.
I do hope that this can be re-integrated.