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Network port requirements for vCloud Director 5.x (2034426)

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Purpose

This article outlines the network port requirements for vCloud Director 5.x.
 
Secure operation of vCloud Director requires a secure network environment. Connect all vCloud Director servers to a network that is secured and monitored. vCloud Director network connections have several additional requirements.Configure and test this network environment before you begin installing vCloud Director. 
 
Note: Do not connect vCloud Director directly to the public Internet. Always protect vCloud Director network connections with a firewall. Only port 443 (HTTPS) must be open to incoming connections. Ports 22 (SSH) and 80 (HTTP) can also be opened for incoming connections if needed. All other incoming traffic from a public network must be rejected by the firewall.

Resolution

This table outlines ports that must be opened on the vCloud Director cell:
 

Ports Protocol Comments
111 TCP, UDP NFS portmapper used by transfer service
920 TCP, UDP NFS rpc.statd used by transfer service
61611 TCP ActiveMQ
61616 TCP ActiveMQ
7343 TCP HTML5 remote console for virtual machines, HTTPS

 
This table outlines outgoing port communication from vCloud Director to external services:

Note: Do not connect the ports used for outgoing connections to the public network.
 
Ports Protocol Comments
25 TCP, UDP SMTP
53 TCP, UDP DNS
111 TCP, UDP NFS portmapper used by transfer service
123 TCP, UDP NTP
389 TCP, UDP LDAP
443 TCP vCenter, vShield Manager and ESX connections
514 UDP Optional, enables syslog use
902 TCP vCenter Server and ESXi connections
903 TCP vCenter Server and ESXi connections
920 TCP, UDP NFS rpc.statd used by transfer service
1433 TCP Default Microsoft SQL Server database port
1521 TCP Default Oracle database port
5672 TCP, UDP Optional, AMQP messages for task extensions.
61611 TCP ActiveMQ
61616 TCP ActiveMQ

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Update History

06/22/2014 - Added vCloud Director 5.5 to products. Updated article to also cover vCloud Director 5.5.

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