Getting started Verify that your ESM environment is current and ready to go. Log on and offAfter you install and set up the devices, you can log on to the ESM console for the first time. Customize the logon page Customize your login and print settings, edit system device links, and configure the settings for a remedy email server. Update ESM softwareAccess software updates from the updates server or from a security engineer, then upload them to ESM. Obtain and add rule update credentials McAfee ESM provides policy, parser, and rule updates as part of your maintenance contract. You have 30 days of access before your permanent credentials are required. Check for rule updatesMcAfee continuously updates rule signatures used to examine network traffic. You can download rules updates automatically or manually from the McAfee server. Change language for event logsWhen you first log on to ESM, you select the language for event logs, such as the health monitor log and device log. You can change this language setting. Connecting devicesTo enable application and database monitoring, advanced rule- and risk-based correlation, and compliance reporting, connect both physical and virtual devices to McAfee ESM. Set console timeout valueDefine how long the current session on the ESM console can remain open without activity.