Connecting to a manager

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 tasks.

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 of responsibility.

The ESM console can optionally cache the credentials of each manager connection to eliminate the logon prompt each time that you connect with a manager.

The Symantec ESM 6.x or later managers can connect to Symantec ESM 9.0 consoles.

To connect to a manager

  1. 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 New manager.

    • Right-click All managers on the enterprise tree, and then click Add manager.

  2. Type the name of the manager computer in the manager text box.

  3. In the Manager account information pane, type the user name and password of a manager account with the necessary privileges.

  4. 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.

  5. In the Port text box, enter port number. The default port number is 5600.

See Disconnecting an ESM manager.