You must use the ESM
console to connect to a manager to access security data.
Each manager has a
superuser account that Symantec ESM sets up during the manager
software installation. This account has all of the privileges for
the application. Use the superuser account to set up additional
user accounts on the manager. Each account gives users only the
necessary access rights that they need to perform specific
The ESM console prompts
for at least one manager connection when it creates a new user
environment. You can add other manager connections when you
initially log on. You can also select New Manager from the File
menu to add the manager connections later. You must specify
connections to all of the network managers for the ESM console to
display information for the entire enterprise. Make sure that each
user's access is limited to only managers within that person's area
The ESM console can
optionally cache the credentials of each manager connection to
eliminate the logon prompt each time that you connect with a
The Symantec ESM 6.x or
later managers can connect to Symantec ESM 9.0 consoles.
To connect to a manager
Do one of the following
to display the New Manager window:
On the File menu, click New manager.
Right-click My ESM
Enterprise on the enterprise tree, and then click
managers on the enterprise tree, and then click
Type the name of the
manager computer in the manager text box.
In the Manager account
information pane, type the user name and password of a manager
account with the necessary privileges.
Check the Save this name and password check box to
automatically reconnect the ESM console and manager without having
to re-enter the user name and password.
In the Port text box,
enter port number. The default port number is 5600.