Installing McAfee ESM devices Installing your McAfee devices requires mounting them in the rack, cabling the devices, and powering them on. These installation instructions apply to all current models of McAfee ESM devices. ESM console hardware and software requirements The system you use for the McAfee ESM console must meet these minimum hardware and software requirements. Identifying a location for installation You must analyze your existing network and identify the network and physical location for your devices. Proper location impacts the effective use of your devices. Hardware setup These are the steps needed to physically install, connect, and power on your ESM devices.