Installing McAfee ESM devices You must install your McAfee devices before you can use them to protect your network from intrusions or collect network data. These installation instructions apply to all current models of McAfee ESM devices. Preparing to install McAfee ESM devicesBefore you install devices, verify that your system meets minimum requirements and that the equipment was not damaged during shipping. Select the location to set up the equipment. Connect and start the devicesAfter inspecting the device and identifying the preferred location for installation, perform the steps in this section to install it.