Upgrade instructions To prepare your system for the 9.6.0 software release, download the upgrade files for the ESM, Nitro IPS, ACE, ADM, Database Event Monitor (DEM), Receiver, ELMERC, ELM, and ESM/Receiver combo. Upgrade them in the order described. Note: For information about installing the devices, see McAfee Enterprise Security Manager 9.6.0 Installation Guide. Preparing to upgrade You must do several things before you can upgrade. Special upgrade situations In special situations, you must take additional steps before or after upgrading. Download the upgrade files When the system is ready to upgrade, download the upgrade files to your local system. Upgrade the systemUpgrade the ESM and its devices in a specific order, based on your mode. After you upgrade, rewrite the device settings and roll out the policy. Upgrade ESM, ESMREC, or ENMELM When your system is ready, upgrade your ESM, ESMREC, or ENMELM to 9.6.0.