Altiris' Network Discovery application can search the network for Active Management Technology (AMT)-enabled systems.
As you can see from this screen shot, there are fields for a login ID and a password. For the Altiris management solution (or any other AMT-compliant solution) to be able to access an AMT-enabled system, that system's AMT must be "protected" with the same credentials.
Here, the Network Discovery Solution is being configured to scan the network for AMT-enabled systems. AMT-enabled systems can be discovered whether they are on or off (as long as they are plugged in).
As you can see, there are two modes: the Enterprise Mode and the Small Business Mode. According to Altiris, the Enterprise Mode is more scalable and secure than the Small Business Mode. In the Enterprise Mode, Altiris' Out of Band Management Solution provides the option to encrypt out-of-band network traffic via transport layer security. (Out-of-band in this case refers to accessing a system's management technology without going through the operating system).
For David Berlind's write-up on the HP DC7700, see his post
in ZDNet's TestBed blog.