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Required ports for VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.x (2034929)

Purpose

This article provides a list and description of ports used by vSphere Data Protection (VDP) 5.x.

If you manage network components from outside a firewall, you are required to reconfigure the firewall to allow access on the appropriate ports.

Resolution

This table outlines the ports used by VMware vSphere Data Protection:
 
Port
Protocol
Source
Destination
Purpose
22
TCP
SSH Client, vSphere Web Client
VDP
ssh (for debugging)
53
UDP
VDP
DNS
server DNS
80
TCP
vSphere Web Client
VDP
http
80
TCP
VDP
vCenter Server
http (for licensing)
111
TCP, UDP
VDP
ESXi/ESX
rpcbind
443
TCP
vSphere Web Client
VDP
https
902
TCP
VDP
ESXi/ESX
NFC
7444
TCP
VDP
vCenter Server/PSC
Register VDP to SSO and access lookup service
8543
TCP
vSphere Web Client
VDP
VDP appliance management, Redirect for Tomcat
8580
TCP
vCenter
VDP
VDP Downloader
9443
TCP
vCenter
VDP
VDP Web Services
28001
TCP
MS App Client
VDP Advanced
Client software(Exchange or SQL agent)*
28009 TCP
VDP
External proxy MCS to proxy communications
29000 TCP MS App Client VDP Advanced Client software(Exchange or SQL agent)*

Notes:
  • vSphere Web Client refers to the Web access client used to connect to vCenter Server.
  • * = VDP Advanced only.

Additional Information

For information on required ports for VMware vSphere Data Protection version 6.x, see the vSphere Data Protection Port Usage section in the vSphere Data Protection 6.0 Administration Guide.

For information on port usage by other VMware products, see TCP and UDP Ports required to access vCenter Server, ESX/ESXi hosts, and other network components (1012382).

See Also

Update History

05/27/2013 - Added required VDP Advanced port 28001 to the table. 06/14/2013 - Added required VDP Advanced port 29000 to the table. 03/19/2014 - Added note regarding vSphere Web Client, updated purpose to also reflect VDP 5.5 10/23/2014 - revised ports table and updated Purpose, Products to include VDP 5.8 16/09/2015 - Added external proxy port TCP 28009. 10/22/2015 - Added port TCP 7444 for VDP->vC communication.

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