Virtualization 64 bits Machine in HP COMPAQ DC 7900

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  1. Enable AMT&VT on HP dc7800 & dc7900
  3. The HP Compaq dc7800/dc7900 Business PC uses Intel vPro technology to simplify back-office management and reduce IT-related expenditures. Intel vPro technology is a combination of Active Management Technology (AMT) and Intel Virtualization Technology (IVT), which allows for improved management of PC systems and better security.
  5. AMT provides Out-of-Band (OOB) remote access to a system regardless of the state of the operating system or power state as long as the system has AC power and is connected to a network. AMT is a hardware and firmware platform resident solution relying upon the Manageability Engine (ME) within the chipset.
  7. By default, AMT is disabled in the ME firmware. AMT must be enabled in the ME firmware and configured before the system can benefit from it features.
  9. Below are the specific steps to enable AMT on your dc7800/dc7900 machine:
  11. On first boot:
  12. When prompted, press F10 to enter the system BIOS configuration
  14. Select Storage-> Boot Order
  15. disable hard drive and network controller booting options.
  16. the only option remaining should be
  17. USB device, if you're using a usb stick.
  18. CD-ROM device, if you're using a CD-ROM.
  19. Select Security -> System Security
  20. Virtualization Technology (VTx) == Enabled
  21. Virtualization Technology Directed I/O (VTd) == Enabled
  22. Select Advanced-> Power-On Options
  23. For DC7800:
  24. After Power Loss == On
  25. MEBx Setup Prompt == Displayed
  26. For DC7900:
  27. After Power Loss == On
  28. Select Advanced -> Management Operations
  29. MEBx Setup Prompt == Displayed
  30. Select File -> Save Changes & Exit
  32. Reboot system.
  33. When prompted, press Ctrl-P for MEBx configuration (i.e. AMT).
  35. The default username/password is admin/admin.
  36. You are immediately prompted to configure a new password.
  37. This are guidelines for the Intel ME strong password:
  38. between 8- and 32-characters long
  39. contain both upper and lower case Latin characters
  40. have at least one numeric character
  41. have at least one ASCII non-alphanumeric character: (!,@,#,$,%,^,&,*,),()
  42. Save new password.
  44. In the main MEBx menu Select Intel(R) ME Configuration
  46. Select 'Intel(R) ME State Control'
  47. Set it ENABLED
  48. Select Return to Previous Menu
  49. Select 'Intel(R) ME Firmware Local Update Qualifier'
  50. Set it to ALWAYS OPEN
  51. Select Return to Previous Menu
  52. Select 'Intel(R) ME Features Control'
  53. Select 'Manageability Feature Selection'
  54. Choose 'Intel(R) AMT'
  55. Select Return to Previous menu
  56. Select 'Intel(R) ME Power Control'
  57. Select 'Intel (R) ME ON in Host Sleep States'
  58. Set the 'widest' range of Sleep States
  59. Hit 'ESC' to Exit.
  60. The system will automatically reboot now.
  62. When prompted, press Ctrl-P for MEBx configuration (i.e. AMT).
  63. Select 'Intel(R) AMT Configuration'
  65. NOTE: If you are choosing static IP, you have to have separate Host Name & IP Address for Intel ME than your host CPU. If you are choosing DHCP, you can use the same Host Name and IP Address for Intel ME as the host CPU. The directions below are for DHCP configuration.
  66. Select 'Host Name' and enter the same name as for the OS Host name
  67. For instance, if your hostname is '', enter 'planetlab1'.
  68. Select 'TCP/IP'
  69. For the DC7800
  70. Hit 'N' to enable the Network Interface
  71. For BOTH
  72. Hit 'N' to enable DHCP
  73. provide your domain name as set (or to be set) in the OS.
  74. For instance, if your hostname is '', enter ''.
  75. Select 'Provision Model'
  76. For the DC7800
  77. Hit 'N' to not change to AMT 1.0 Mode
  78. Hit 'Y; to change to Small Business
  79. For the DC7900
  80. Select 'Small Business' and hit ENTER.
  81. Select 'SOL/IDE-R'
  82. Hit 'Y' to confirm the warning
  83. Set Username & Password to ENABLED (if it's set to ENABLED don't hit just 'ENTER' because you disable it)
  84. Set Serial Over LAN to ENABLED
  85. Set IDE Redirection to ENABLED
  86. Select 'Secure Firmware Update'
  87. Set it to ENABLED
  88. Hit 'ESC' to Exit. The system will reboot again.
  90. Power off the system.
  91. Power back on, to boot from the PlanetLab BootImage.


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