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Purpose

These services and agents are commonly present in a vSphere environment:
  • CIM HTTP server (insecure service)
  • CIM HTTPS server
  • FTP client (insecure service)
  • FTP server (insecure service)
  • iSCSI software client
  • NFS client (insecure service)
  • NFS server (insecure service)
  • NIS client
  • NTP client
  • SMB client (insecure service)
  • SNMP server
  • SSH client
  • SSH server
  • Syslog client
  • Telnet client (insecure service)
  • Telnet server (insecure service)
  • Other supported management agents that you install
vCenter Server, ESX hosts, and other network components are accessed using predetermined TCP and UDP ports. If you manage network components from outside a firewall, you may be required to reconfigure the firewall to allow access on the appropriate ports.

Purpose

These services and agents are commonly present in a vSphere environment:
  • CIM HTTP server (insecure service)
  • CIM HTTPS server
  • FTP client (insecure service)
  • FTP server (insecure service)
  • iSCSI software client
  • NFS client (insecure service)
  • NFS server (insecure service)
  • NIS client
  • NTP client
  • SMB client (insecure service)
  • SNMP server
  • SSH client
  • SSH server
  • Syslog client
  • Telnet client (insecure service)
  • Telnet server (insecure service)
  • Other supported management agents that you install
vCenter Server, ESX hosts, and other network components are accessed using predetermined TCP and UDP ports. If you manage network components from outside a firewall, you may be required to reconfigure the firewall to allow access on the appropriate ports.

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ProductPortProtocolSourceTargetPurpose
AppSpeed80TCPAppSpeed ServervCenter Server 4vCenter proxy interface. Used only during setup to verify the proxy is setup correctly. Port 80 is the default Web Service Port, but a different TCP port can be configured in vCenter Server 4.
AppSpeed443TCPAppSpeed ServervCenter Server 4Default port for communications. A different TCP port can be configured in vCenter Server 4.
AppSpeed22TCPAppSpeed ServerAppSpeed ProbeConnections to the probes to access the probes outside of the VPN.
AppSpeed123TCPAppSpeed ServerAppSpeed ProbeNTP services
AppSpeed1194TCP/UDPAppSpeed ServerAppSpeed ProbeCommunications over OpenVPN
Auto Deploy Server6501TCPESXivCenter ServerAuto Deploy service
Auto Deploy Server6502TCPESXivCenter ServerAuto Deploy management
Consolidated Backup443TCPVCB Proxy ServervCenter ServerRequired for VCB and vcbMounter communication and backup processes
Consolidated Backup443TCPVCB Proxy ServerESXi/ESX HostRequired for VCB and vcbMounter communication and backup processes
Converter 3.x137UDPvCenter Converter ServerSource Computer to be convertedFor hot migration. Not required if the source computer does not use NetBIOS
Converter 3.x138UDPvCenter Converter ServerSource Computer to be convertedFor hot migration. Not required if the source computer does not use NetBIOS
Converter 3.x139TCPvCenter Converter ServerSource Computer to be convertedFor hot migration. Not required if the source computer does not use NetBIOS
Converter 3.x443TCPSource Computer to be convertedESXi/ESX HostRequired for destination VM access when target is ESXi/ESX/vCenter
Converter 3.x443TCPSource Computer to be convertedvCenter ServerRequired if vCenter Server is the conversion target
Converter 3.x443TCPvCenter Converter ServervCenter ServerRequired if vCenter Server is the conversion target
Converter 3.x443TCPvCenter Converter ServerESXi/ESX HostRequired for system conversion
Converter 3.x445TCPvCenter Converter ServerSource Computer to be convertedRequired for system conversion. Not required if the source computer uses NetBIOS
Converter 3.x902TCPSource Computer to be convertedESXi/ESX HostRequired for data transport during cloning of system to be converted to target ESXi/ESX Host
Converter 4.x22TCPHelper Virtual MachineSource Computer to be convertedRequired for conversion of Linux-based source computers (data flows from source to VM)
Converter 4.x22TCPvCenter Converter ServerSource Computer to be convertedRequired for conversion of Linux-based source computers
Converter 4.x137UDPvCenter Converter ServerSource Computer to be convertedFor hot migration. Not required if the source computer does not use NetBIOS
Converter 4.x138UDPvCenter Converter ServerSource Computer to be convertedFor hot migration. Not required if the source computer does not use NetBIOS
Converter 4.x139TCPvCenter Converter ServerSource Computer to be convertedFor hot migration. Not required if the source computer does not use NetBIOS
Converter 4.x443TCPvCenter Converter ClientvCenter Converter ServerOnly required if the Converter Client and Converter Server were installed on different systems
Converter 4.x443TCPSource Computer to be convertedESXi/ESX HostRequired for destination VM access when target is ESXi/ESX/vCenter
Converter 4.x443TCPSource Computer to be convertedvCenter ServerRequired if vCenter Server is the conversion target
Converter 4.x443TCPvCenter Converter ServervCenter ServerRequired if vCenter Server is the conversion target
Converter 4.x443TCPvCenter Converter ServerESXi/ESX HostRequired for system conversion
Converter 4.x443TCPvCenter Converter ServerHelper Virtual MachineRequired for conversion of Linux-based source computers
Converter 4.x445TCPvCenter Converter ServerSource Computer to be convertedRequired for system conversion. Not required if the source computer uses NetBIOS
Converter 4.x902TCPSource Computer to be convertedESXi/ESX HostRequired for data transport during cloning of system to be converted to target ESXi/ESX Host
Converter 4.x9089, 9090TCPvCenter Converter ServerSource Computer to be convertedRequired for system conversion. Remote agent deployment
Converter 5.x22TCPConverter Standalone serverpowered-on source machineUsed to establish an SSH connection between the Converter Standalone server and the source Linux machine
Converter 5.x137UDPConverter Standalone serverpowered-on source machineFor hot migration. Not required if the source computer does not use NetBIOS
Converter 5.x138UDPConverter Standalone serverpowered-on source machineFor hot migration. Not required if the source computer does not use NetBIOS
Converter 5.x139TCPConverter Standalone serverpowered-on source machineFor hot migration. Not required if the source computer does not use NetBIOS
Converter 5.x443TCPConverter Standalone servervCenter ServerRequired only if theconversion destination is a vCenter Server
Converter 5.x443TCPConverter Standalone clientConverter Standalone serverRequired only if the Converter Standalone server and Linux client components are on different machines
Converter 5.x443TCPConverter Standalone clientvCenter serverRequired only if the Converter Standalone server and client components are on different machines
Converter 5.x22TCPPowered-on Source Linux machineESXi/ESX HostUses secure connection port 22 to Host
Converter 5.x443, 902TCPPowered-on Source Windows machine
ESXi/ESX Host
Required for data transfer to destination ESXi/ESX host
Converter 5.x445TCPConverter Standalone serverpowered-on source machineRequired for system conversion. Not required if the source computer uses NetBIOS
Converter 5.x9089TCPConverter Standalone serverpowered-on source machineRequired for system conversion. Remote agent deployment
Data Recovery443TCPData Recovery AppliancevCenter ServerVDR to vCenter Server communications
Data Recovery902TCPData Recovery ApplianceESX HostVDR to ESX communications
Data Recovery22024TCPData Recovery vSphere Client Plug-inData Recovery ApplianceData Recovery management
ESX 3.x21TCPFTP ClientESX HostFTP
ESX 3.x21TCPESX HostFTP ServerFTP
ESX 3.x22TCPSSH ClientESX HostSSH
ESX 3.x22TCPESX HostSSH ServerSSH
ESX 3.x53UDPESXi/ESX HostDNS ServerDNS
ESX 3.x80TCPClient PCESXi/ESX HostRedirect Web Browser to HTTPS Service (443)
ESX 3.x88TCPESX HostActive Directory ServerPAM Active Directory Authentication - Kerberos
ESX 3.x111UDPESXi/ESX HostNFS ServerNFS Client – RPC Portmapper
ESX 3.x111TCPESXi/ESX HostNFS ServerNFS Client – RPC Portmapper
ESX 3.x123UDPESXi/ESX HostNTP Time ServerNTP Client
ESX 3.x137 to 139TCPESX HostSMB ServerSMB
ESX 3.x161UDPSNMP ServerESX HostSNMP Polling
ESX 3.x162UDPESX HostSNMP CollectorSNMP Trap Send
ESX 3.x389TCP/UDPESX HostLDAP ServerPAM Active Directory Authentication – LDAP