Intel AMT / vPro KVM port forwarding

Related: Intel vPro remote control with free open-source software

Unless using certificates, vPro computers should not be exposed to the Internet. Remember, the computer’s firewall doesn’t block vPro ports! It takes an external firewall to block vPro.

Remote firewall connections to Intel vPro machines can be made via either:

  • SSH port forward to use Intel AMT KVM
  • VPN to the remote PC network

Intel AMT vPro ports

Don’t open these ports to the public Internet!

16992HTTP remote web UI
16993HTTPS remote web UI, TLS requires this port
16994KVM traffic
16995KVM traffic when TLS is used

Diagnose vPro remotely

With the ports above forwarded to your laptop, try web browsing to https://localhost:16993. If you have previously enabled the vPro VNC server, you can connect on Port 5900 with any VNC client over the VPN or SSH tunnel. If you have the commercial (paid) RealVNC Viewer Plus, you can connect via the ports above, with certificate instead of password is generally preferable.


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