Basic Operations


Connection Type
Description
Port
Protocol
Direction
vCommander / Service Portal

VM Access Proxy

Access to vCommander admin console, Service Portal and Rest API.

Access to the VM Access Proxy.

443
TCP
Inbound
vCommander Microsoft SQL Server
Access to the vCommander database. Additional ports may be required depending on the configuration of your SQL server.

1433
TCP
Outbound
vCenter
Communications with individual vCenters or their external Platforms Services Controllers.

443    
TCP
Outbound
vCenter Hosts Access to the vCenter hosts for VM Guest OS file copy operations.

443     TCP Outbound
Amazon Web Services
Communications with Amazon Web Services API.

443
TCP
Outbound
Microsoft Azure
Communications with Microsoft Azure API.

443
TCP
Outbound
Windows Guest OS Features
Access to Windows VMs for issuing WMI commands and
135
139
445

TCP
Outbound
Linux Guest OS Features
Access to Linux VMs for issuing SSH commands.

22
TCP
Outbound
Datastore Scanning
Access to VMware hosts through HTTPS to collect file layout.

443
TCP
Outbound
Legacy Datastore Scanning
Access to VMware hosts through SSH to collect file layout. Only used when HTTPS access is not available.

22
TCP
Outbound


Authentication


Connection Type
Description
Port
Protocol
Direction
Kerberos Key Distribution Center
Access to authenticate against an Active Directory or LDAP server.

88
TCP
Outbound
Active Directory Domain Controller for Remote Global Catalog Traffic
Access to authenticate against an Active Directory of LDAP server.

389
TCP
Outbound
Active Directory Domain Controller for Remote Global Catalog Traffic
Access to query the global catalog of an Active Directory or LDAP server.

3268
TCP
Outbound
Active Directory Domain Controller for Remote Secure LDAP Traffic

Access to authenticate against a secure Active Directory or a secure LDAP server.
686
TCP
Outbound
Active Directory Domain Controller for Remote Secure catalog Traffic

Access to query the global catalog of a secure Active Directory or secure LDAP server.

3269
TCP
Outbound


Optional


Connection Type
Description
Port
Protocol
Direction
Splunk Server
Communications with Splunk server for retrieval of guest OS performance metrics.

8089
TCP
Outbound
BlueCat Server
Communications with BlueCat IP address management server for addressing assignments.

80
TCP
Outbound


Client Connections


Connection Type
Description
Port
Protocol
Direction
VM Access (Remote Desktop)
Access to remote control VMs using RDP.

3389
TCP
Inbound
VM Access (Virtual Network Computing)

Access to remote control VMs using VNC.
5900
TCP
Inbound
VMware Console - WebMKS (HTML5)
Access to remote control VMs using WebMKS Console.

9443 (vCenter 6.0)
7343 (vCenter 5.5)
TCP
Inbound
VMware Console - Plug-in
Access to remote control VMs using VMware Remote Console (VMRC) Plug-in
443 (vCenter)
902 (ESX)

TCP
Inbound


Advanced Configuration


Connection Type
Description
Port
Protocol
Direction
VM Access Proxy Appliances - Web Server
Publishing listener for WebMKS open console sessions.

443
TCP
Inbound
VM Access Proxy Appliance - Web Server
Publishing listener for RDP, VNC, SSH and plug-in-based open console sessions.

8443
TCP
Inbound
Highly Available vCommander Heartbeat
Passive node access to check the health of active node.

443
TCP
Bidirectional
VM Access (Hyper-V Console)

Access to remote control VMs using the Hyper-V console.

2179
TCP
Outbound


See Also