Download ESMC Virtual Appliance

The ESMC Virtual Appliance comes as an OVA (Open Virtualization Appliance) file. It is available from the download section. The appliance is available in two forms, esmc_appliance.ova and esmc_vagenthost.ova.

If you are deploying your VA on Microsoft Hyper -V, use the file instead of the OVA file.

esmc_appliance.ova - contains multiple ESMC Appliance types. Deploy this file and choose which type of appliance you want to run. You can choose from the following appliance types:
ESMC Server - An ESMC Server that will run on a dedicated VM. Also includes Rogue Detection Sensor.
ESMC MDM - The mobile device management component only. If you do not want to expose your ESMC Server, you can make the ESMC MDM VM accessible from the Internet in order to manage mobile devices.

esmc_vagenthost.ova - is basically a standalone ESMC VAgentHost Appliance. The only difference relative to the ESMCVAgentHost Virtual Appliance type mentioned above is that this configuration includes a wizard style deployment process for use on vSphere/ESXi, provided that you are connected to vCenter Server and not directly to an ESXi server.

The OVA file is a template that contains a functional CentOS 7 operating system. To deploy the ESMC VA OVA file, follow the instructions for your hypervisor. When using esmc_appliance.ova, you can choose which ESMC Appliance type you want your VM to run following deployment. When you have selected the type, you can start configuring your ESMC Virtual Appliance. After you deploy the .ova file, select the appliance type and configure settings for your VA. The VA is a complete environment with ESET Security Management Center (or one of its components).

Before you begin deployment, make sure that all Requirements are met.

Once you finish the deployment and configuration process, you can connect to the ESMC Server using the ESMC Web Console and start using ESET Security Management Center.


ESET provides the ESMC Virtual Appliances, however ESET is not responsible for support and maintenance of your OS or OS components. ESMC Virtual Appliances are designed to simplify usage and deployment, and come with a publicly available operating system that includes non-ESET components. Managing and updating these components is the sole responsibility of the user of ESMC Virtual Appliance. We recommend that you regularly update the operating system to prevent security issues.