AMD PRO has been gaining momentum in the market. As a trusted provider of innovative technology solutions, AMD is inside the latest generation of console units, jetliner cockpit displays, the world’s fastest energy efficient computer and the systems on an increasing number of workplace desks.
So what is making AMD PRO based systems so popular? In addition to the excellent performance and value that are offered by AMD PRO A-Series APUs and the reliability offered with a longer warranty (among a host of other sought after features as you can see on the PRO website), AMD continues to develop and support industry standards. One of the industry standards supported by AMD is the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) Desktop and mobile Architecture for System Hardware (DASH) Standard.
In October of 2014, we released the AMPS 2.1 plug-in for SCCM 2012. The AMPS plug-in extends SCCM 2012 to manage the desktop and mobile systems' out-of-band (irrespective of the power state or the clients' operating system) using DASH standards.
We are pleased to announce the availability of the AMPS 2.2 release to further extend SCCM features and functionality. In the AMPS 2.2 release, additional features supported are:
- Text Redirection
- Text redirection provides BIOS-assisted console and keyboard redirection to a terminal in the SCCM console.
- USB Redirection
- USB Redirection can be used to boot the managed systems to a remote image file such as .iso.
- Scheduled Power
- Schedule (at a particular date and time) power operations on a collection of devices.
- Alert Subscription and Reception
- Subscribe, receive and encode DASH alerts from managed devices.
- SCCM 2012 CAS support
- AMPS supports DASH operations from Central Administrative Site of SCCM 2012.
You can find more information on AMD’s DASH manageability solutions in the “Documents and White Papers” section of the AMD Commercial Tools and Resources page. Additional documentation and downloads including AMPS 2.2 are available on the Tools for DMTF DASH page. Please reach out to your AMD representative or visit the forum with any questions or feedback you may have.
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