ESMC Server Appliance

This is the configuration page for the ESMC Server appliance. It consists of two sections, Application and Networking properties. Complete all mandatory fields (marked in red). You can specify optional configuration parameters if necessary.


This ESMC Virtual Appliance type runs ESMC Server on a dedicated VM. This configuration is recommended for both small business and enterprise networks.

Mandatory configuration fields for the ESMC Server Appliance:

Password - this password is important because it will be used in the VM, ESMC database, ESMC Server Certification Authority and ESMC Web Console.


Although not mandatory, we recommend that you specify optional parameters. For example, domain details, DC details, domain administrator account credentials, etc. This is useful for domain actions, such as synchronization.


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You can also enable Apache HTTP Proxy to cache updates. Select the check box next to Enable HTTP forward proxy to install Apache HTTP Proxy, create and apply policies (named HTTP Proxy Usage, applied on the group All) for the following products:

oESET Endpoint for Windows

oESET Endpoint for macOS (OS X) and Linux

oESET Management Agent

oESET File Security for Windows Server (V6+)

oESET Shared Local Cache

The policy enables HTTP Proxy for applicable products. Using default settings, the proxy host is set to the ESMC Server's local IP address on port 3128. Authentication is disabled. You can copy these settings to other policies to set up other products.

Using HTTP Proxy can save a lot of bandwidth on data downloaded from Internet and improve download speeds for product updates. We recommend that you select the check box next to Apache HTTP Proxy if you will manage more than 37 computers from ESMC.

You can install Apache HTTP Proxy later if you want. See ESMC Virtual Appliance FAQ for details.


Networking Properties

Scroll down to set the following network properties: Network IP Address, Network Netmask, Default Gateway, DNS1, DNS2. All fields are optional.

Join ESMC Virtual Appliance to domain

You can configure the ESMC VA to run in a domain during initial configuration. The following settings are mandatory to use ESMC VA on a domain:

Windows workgroup - A workgroup or NETBIOS domain name for this server, for example DOMAIN.

Windows domain - A domain for this server, for example

Windows domain controller - A domain controller for this server. Enter the ESMC Server fully qualified domain name (FQDN).

Windows domain administrator - An account used to join the domain.

Windows domain administrator password - An administrator password used to join the domain.

DNS1 - A domain name server for this virtual machine. Type the IP address of domain controller.

Review the specified configuration parameters. Make sure that the configuration is correct because additional configuration changes cannot be made.

Select the check box I accept the terms of the application End User License Agreement and acknowledge the Privacy Policy. See License Management or EULA for more information.

After you click Submit, the following information will be displayed:



Do not refresh this page in your web browser, close the tab and go to your ESMC VA console window.

Your ESMC Virtual Appliance console window will display status information. The ESMC component versions as well as ESMC Server hostname, IP address and port number will be displayed. The ESMC Web Console address will also be displayed in the format https://[hostname] and https://[IP address].


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We recommend that you create a snapshot or backup Virtual machine before deploying and connecting the first ESET Management Agents.

Enter the ESMC Web Console address (as shown above) in your web browser and log into the ESMC Web Console. Your hostname and IP address will most likely be different, those shown above are for illustration only. Once your are logged in, you can begin using ESET Security Management Center.


After the first login to ESMC Web Console, we advise that you run the Operating System Update Client Task on the computer where ESET Security Management Center is installed.