For those that did not see the article this morning, my Intel vPro article looking at the last three generations of Intel vPro technology went live on Tom’s Hardware this morning. See Intel vPro: Three Generations of Remote Management! One of the big reasons I did this piece was to learn the ins and outs of working with vPro as opposed to IPMI 2.0-based solutions. I have a ton of users that consistently ask whether or not a Q57 or Q67 based board, with its KVM-over-IP is worthwhile for a home user or to use as a home server platform.
After publishing my Asus P8Q67-M review a lot of users asked whether vPro would work as a platform for storage servers. I will be publishing a bit more over the next few days on that topic here, but overall my sense is that users will still want traditional IPMI 2.0 based solutions for now, but this may change in the near future as more features are added. Now back to work on ServeTheHome!