Showing posts from November, 2018

MeshCommander 0.7.3 with CILA support

MeshCommander is an open source web-based Intel® AMT management console. It’s a leading edge tool and today, MeshCommander added support for Client Initiated Local Access (CILA). It's important to be able to remotely manage computers both in software and hardware regardless of where they are connected. Client Initiated Remote Access (CIRA) has been around since Intel® AMT 4.x and provides the way hardware management can connect back to a cloud server. Starting with Intel® AMT 11.6, CIRA is joined by CILA, the local version of the same tunneling system.

With CILA, you can now configure Intel® AMT to connect back to a home management server both over the Internet and over the local network. Using a tunneling protocol on the local network means that Intel® AMT is always accurately discovered by the management server. This makes it easy for a server like MeshCentral2 to keep track of all of the Intel® AMT capable devices on a local network. In addition, local management ports (TCP 1699…

MeshCentral now with reverse-proxy support

MeshCentral is an open source web based remote management server. This last week, MeshCentral was improved again with support for reverse-proxies that allow for improved scalability and flexibility when deploying MeshCentral as a web service. Any serious network administrator will know about reverse-proxies, notably NGINX but many others exists. There are many benefits including more flexibility in how a web server is configured, allows many web applications can run together on the same server, TLS offloading and load balancing. As more people deploy MeshCentral2, it’s became a more frequent request to add proper support for reverse proxies, notably NGINX.

This week, a new version of MeshCentral was released on NPM along with a new MeshCentral User’s Guide 0.1.8 and a YouTube video with a tutorial on how to support NGINX. MeshCentral has an interesting design where the Mesh Agents connect to the server using web sockets on the same port that users connect on with browsers. This makes …