Lanner To Provide Support and Service for AMI Remote BIOS

Taipei, Taiwan – Lanner Electronics Inc, a leading manufacturer of network appliances, announced today its customer support and service for AMI’s (American Megatrends International LLC) latest round of enhancements and new features for Remote BIOS.

This service is delivered in the form of solution testing, verification and communication channels, providing Lanner customers the ability to better integrate AMI Remote BIOS for tasks such as bios update, configuration and security management into their respective hardware architecture and software ecosystem.

According to AMI, “Remote BIOS is a comprehensive management solution for systems without an onboard BMC which uses the in-band network to perform key administrative tasks during pre-boot, including firmware configuration and cloning, firmware update, remote diagnostics, detailed system inventory and reports” and “the latest set of enhancements to AMI Remote BIOS add server user interface (UI) improvements, along with Remote Console and OS deployment capabilities” is built upon the aforementioned core group of capabilities.

Furthermore, “enhancements to the server UI come directly from feedback provided by AMI Remote BIOS users, combining the same innovative features already available in AMI Remote BIOS with an improved user interface for increased performance and usability,” explained AMI; “the new Remote Console feature allows users to view post codes and provides remote access to BIOS Setup without the need for an onboard BMC, ” delivering not only “greater remote control over a UEFI client system when in Setup or UEFI Shell” but “the new OS deployment capability” also “gives users the ability to remotely perform unattended installation of Linux® or Windows® based operating systems.”

Remote BIOS features are as followed:

  • System Inventory
  • Remote BIOS Configuration & Cloning
  • Remote Firmware Update
  • Remote Diagnostics
  • Remote Automation
  • Remote Console (in validation)
  • Remote OS Deployment (in validation)
  • Scheduling
  • Data Analytics and Reports
  • Intuitive Web Interface

And the benefits include the followings:

  • Pre-OS Remote Management
  • BMC-less Remote Management
  • Reduced TCO
  • Enhanced Mobility
  • Troubleshoot and Repair

AMI’s Remote BIOS solution is intended for delivering “many of the pre-boot and remote management capabilities typically available to systems with an onboard BMC via MegaRAC® and Aptio® V firmware products,” stated AMI, “because AMI Remote BIOS is targeted at any BMC-less system requiring remote management, this product is eminently suitable for an incredibly wide number of different compute systems across a very diverse range of vertical markets,” according to AMI.