Monday, 29 February 2016

Ports Required for vCenter Server

Many times there seems to be a common question related to the ports required for for communication so thought of dedicating an article for the same. Let's find out!.

Ports Required for Communication Between Components 

Ports
Description
22
SSH 
53
DNS Client
80
vCenter Server requires port 80 for direct HTTP connections
88
Control interface RPC for Kerberos, used by vCenter Single Sign-On
111
RPC service that is used for the NIS register by the vCenter Server Appliance
123
NTP Client
135
Used to join vCenter Virtual Appliance to an Active Directory domain.
161
SNMP Server
389
LDAP port number for the Directory Services for the vCenter Server group
427
The CIM client uses the Service Location Protocol
443
To enable the vCenter Server system to receive data from the vSphere Client, open port 443 in the firewal
513
vCenter Virtual Appliance used for logging activity
636
For vCenter Server Linked Mode, this is the SSL port of the local instance
902
The default port that the vCenter Server system uses to send data to managed hosts.
903
Access a virtual machine console from the vSphere Client when the vSphere Client is connected directly to the ESXi host 
1234
vSphere Replication
1235
vSphere Replication
2012
Control interface RPC for vCenter Single Sign-On vmdir
2013
Control interface RPC for Kerberos, used by vCenter Single Sign-On
2014
RPC port for all VMCA (VMware Certificate Authority) APIs
2049
Transactions from NFS storage devices
3260
Transactions to iSCSI storage devices


Required Ports for the vCenter Server Appliance 

Port
Description
80
vCenter Server requires port 80 for direct HTTP connections. Port 80 redirects requests to HTTPS port 443
443
The vCenter Server system uses port 443 to monitor data transfer from SDK clients.
902
The default port that the vCenter Server system uses to send data to managed hosts. 
8080
Web Services HTTPS.
8443
Web Services HTTPS.
10080
vCenter Inventory Service HTTP
10443
vCenter Inventory Service HTTPS
10109
vCenter Inventory Service database
514
vSphere Syslog Collector server
1514
vSphere Syslog Collector server (SSL)
6500
Network coredump server (UDP)
6501
Auto Deploy service
6502
Auto Deploy management
9090
vSphere Web Client HTTP
9443
vSphere Web Client HTTPS
5480
vCenter Server Appliance Web user interface HTTPS
5489
vCenter Server Appliance Web user interface CIM service
22
System Port for SSHD

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