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vCenter Server 6 Network Port requirements

vCenter server is used to manage the multiple ESXi hosts & virtualized environment from a single pane. vCenter Server needs to be  installed on Windows server. vCenter server connects the ESXi host through the network. So for connecting to the ESXi hosts & other components vCenter requires some of the network ports to be open for successful connectivity. Here I am listing some of the ports which are required to successful connectivity between vCenter & other components.

vCenter Server 6 Ports requirements:

Port Number Protocol Description
22 TCP/UDP SSHD, Used by vCenter Server Appliance
80 TCP HTTP , Used by vCenter Server for HTTP connections
88 TCP VMware Key Distribution Center Port
389 TCP/UDP LDAP, Used for the Directory Services for the vCenter Server Port Group.
443 TCP Used by vCenter Server Web Client.
514 TCP/UDP Used by vSphere Syslog collector for vCenter Server
636 TCP Used by vCenter Server Enhanced Linked mode
902 TCP/UDP Used by vCenter Server to connect & manage ESXi hosts
1514 TCP/UDP vSphere Syslog collector TLS port for vCenter Server Windows

vSphere Syslog service TLS port for vCenter Server Appliance

2012 TCP Control Interface RPC for vCenter SSO
2014 TCP RPC port for all VMCA (VMware Certificate Authority) APIs
2020 TCP/UDP Authentication framework management
6500 TCP/UDP Used by ESXI Dump Collector
6501 TCP Used by Auto Deploy Service
6502 TCP Used by Auto Deploy Management
7444 TCP Used by Secure Token Service
8088 TCP Used by Workflow management Service
9443 TCP Used by vSphere Web Client for Secure Connections HTTPS
11711 TCP Used by VMware Directory service (vmdir) LDAP
11712 TCP Used by VMware Directory service (vmdir) LDAPS
5480 TCP Used by vCenter Server Appliance Web Console (VAMI)

About Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 2 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server’s, Linux Server’s.

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