Intel® Integrator Toolkit
Overview and Performance
Enhancement
Streamline Manufacturing &
Customize System Configuration
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Intel® Integrator Toolkit
What it is today
.itk +
.bio
files
.ini file
DOS Install
2. Install
CMOS,SMBIOS
Splash, BIOS
3. Verify BOM
1. Virtual System
Setup
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Intel® Integrator Toolkit (iTK)
 What is it?
– A manufacturing utility exclusively for Intel® Desktop Boards
 What does it do?
– Reference-free configuration of BIOS options
 Windows* GUI
 Set custom factory CMOS defaults
 Lock or Hide selected BIOS settings
 Specify SMBIOS values
– Performs Bill Of Material (BOM) Operations
 Generate a system BOM report
 Verify finished system configuration
– Eases replicating settings across multiple platforms
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Intel® Integrator Toolkit
How Does It Help Integrators?
 Customize system settings
–
Pre-configure systems to meet customer needs
– Limit access to sensitive BIOS settings
– Specify custom SMBIOS/DMI values
 Allows selection of flex modules
– Load custom splash screen
– Select specific language modules
 Build systems faster & save money
–
Save time replicating CMOS settings
– Streamline SMBIOS/DMI configuration
 Improve system quality
–
Automatically verify a system BOM
– Quickly generate as-built BOM reports
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Typical Manufacturing Floor Process (order of steps may vary)
Setup box with all
hardware
components
Install Operating
System and
drivers
Intel Integrator
Toolkit
Flash BIOS and
default/ custom
Splash Screen
Intel Integrator
Toolkit
Install default (or
custom OEM)
BIOS settings
Intel Integrator
Toolkit
Configure DMI/
SMBIOS strings
Run a Diagnostic
check and an antivirus check on the
system
Intel Integrator
Toolkit
Express
Installer CD for
driver installs
Generate a final
BOM report for the
system
Anti-virus
application
bundled with
Express
Installer CD
Create a static
restore point
with RestoreIt
bundled with
Express
Installer CD
Ship the system
End customer
installs application
software of choice
Express
Installer with an
extensive suite
of bundled
application
software to
choose from
Create an
incremental
restore point
with application
bundled with
Express
Installer CD
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Using Intel® Integrator Toolkit
 Step 1: Download Intel iFlash BIOS update
– .ITK file included in BIOS download (iFlash only)
– Extract .bio file by selecting SW.exe
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 Step 2: Run ITK. File  New Workspace and browse to the .itk file
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 Step 3: Select Components
– Flex module will be grayed out, unless you have specifically extracted and made
the .bio file available.
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 Step 4: Configure BIOS options
– Change BIOS defaults, hide or lock BIOS settings
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 Step 5: Configure SMBIOS data
– Enter data now or prompt for data during install
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Step 6: Select Flex Modules (865 and beyond)
–
Select or unselect modules as desired
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 Step 6.1: Customizing your splash screen
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Step 7: Generate functions
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Choose to Generate INI file at this point to use on the target system. (Not required if using the
Generate media function that will automatically generate the ini file as well)
Choose to Generate BIOS file, if you wish to create a custom .bio file with flex modules. (the
Generate Media function will not do this automatically)
Choose to Generate Report to view a report of the system settings that you have.
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Step 8 (optional): Generating media (this feature is provided as a convenience and is
not required)
–
Save all your changes and necessary files
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 Step 8.1: Generating media (optional)
– Flex Module changes can be added as well
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 Manual Step 8: Install the customized ITK configuration on the target
system(s)
– Boot the target system to DOS
– Use the DOS-based ITK utility “itoolkit” included with the ITK download
 “itoolkit install –ini=<.ini file name>”
– Use the appropriate BIOS installation procedure to install your flex
module changes (.BIO file)
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Command-line options for DOS tool
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 Step 9:
– Done !!
– Repeat the steps for multiple system builds
Tip:
•The tool can also be used to create a sample batch file
• Returned error codes to identify – success, warning or failure are useful to embed into scripts.
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Tuning for Performance
 Disable unused ports: Serial and Parallel ports
 Disable unused Integrated functions: Audio
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Tuning for Performance
 Disable unused controllers
– Floppy controller
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Tuning for Performance
 Disable unused features
– Event logging
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Tuning for Performance
 Enhance performance
– Increase AGP aperture size
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Tuning for Performance
 Disable unused input
– Legacy USB support: Only for USB keyboard & mouse
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Tuning for Performance
 Optimize for your discrete hardware
– Take advantage of your performance memory
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Tuning for Performance
 Burn-In Mode
– Stress your system by adjusting system clocks
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Tuning for Performance
 Enhance usability
– ACPI: Set to S3 “Instantly Available”
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Tuning for Performance
 Reduce boot times
– USB Boot: Remove items you are not using
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Tuning for Performance
 Reduce boot times
– Change boot order
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Reducing Support Costs
 Configure SMBIOS data
– Enter data now or prompt for data during install
}
Will prompt for data
during ITK target
system install
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Customizing BIOS Features
 Select Flex Modules
– Select or unselect modules such as languages
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Branding your System
 Customizing your splash screen
– Use your company logo to gain brand recognition
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Install Customizations with a Floppy
 Install the customized ITK configuration on the target
system(s)
– Boot the target system to DOS
– Use the DOS-based ITK utility “itoolkit” included with the ITK
download
 “itoolkit install –ini=<.ini file name>”
– Use the appropriate BIOS installation procedure to install your flex
module changes (.BIO file)
 Finished… repeat the steps for multiple system builds
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iTK Release History
Release
Key Features
Date
iTK 1.x
Dos Based Tool
Q4/’01
iTK 2.0
“Reference free” GUI, Lock/hide settings
Q3/’02
iTK 2.03
Support for 865/875 platforms
Q4/’02
iTK 2.1
Flex Modules , 24-bit, Hi-Res custom splash, Generate
update media
Q1/’03
iTK 2.2
Support for new processor support, SATA
iTK 2.3
Support for 915/925 platforms
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Q2/’04
Download locations
 Tool available for download at:
– programs.intel.com
 http://or1grebe.cps.intel.com/cd/channel/reseller/asmona/eng/products/box_desktop_boards/intel_boards/p4_boards/p4_
dsk_board_d865perl/technical_reference/47038.htm
– developer.intel.com
 http://developer.intel.com/design/motherbd/itk.htm
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