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Ports and Protocols for VMM

Updated: April 2, 2014

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager

When you install the VMM management server in System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), you can assign some of the ports that it will use for communications and file transfers between the VMM components. While it is a best security practice to change the default ports, not all of the ports can be changed through VMM. The default settings for the ports are listed in the following table.

 

Connection type Protocol Default port Where to change port setting

SFTP file transfer from VMware ESX Server 3.0 and VMware ESX Server 3.5 hosts

SFTP

22

VMM management server to P2V source agent (control channel)

DCOM

135

Server Message Block over TCP

TCP

139/445

VMM management server to Load Balancer

HTTP/HTTPS

80/443

Load balancer configuration provider

VMM management server to WSUS server (data channel)

HTTP/HTTPS

80/8530 (non-SSL), 443/8531 (with SSL)

These ports are the IIS port binding with WSUS. They cannot be changed from VMM.

VMM management server to WSUS server (control channel)

HTTP/HTTPS

80/8530 (non-SSL), 443/8531 (with SSL)

These ports are the IIS port binding with WSUS. They cannot be changed from VMM.

BITS port for VMM transfers (data channel)

BITS

443

During VMM setup

VMM library server to hosts file transfer

BITS

443 (Maximum value: 32768)

During VMM setup

VMM host-to-host file transfer

BITS

443 (Maximum value: 32768)

VMM Self-Service Portal to VMM Self-Service Portal web server

noteNote
As of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1), the VMM Self-Service Portal has been removed.

HTTPS

443

During VMM setup

VMware Web Services communication

HTTPS

443

VMM console

SFTP file transfer from VMM management server to VMware ESX Server 3i hosts

HTTPS

443

OOB Connection - SMASH over WS-Man

HTTPS

443

On BMC

VMM management server to in-guest agent (VMM to virtual machine data channel)

HTTPS (using BITS)

443

VMM management server to VMM agent on Windows Server–based host (data channel for file transfers)

HTTPS (using BITS)

443 (Maximum value: 32768)

OOB Connection IPMI

IPMI

623

On BMC

VMM management server to remote Microsoft SQL Server database

TDS

1433

Console connections (RDP) to virtual machines through Hyper-V hosts (VMConnect)

RDP

2179

VMM console

VMM management server to Citrix XenServer host (customization data channel)

iSCSI

3260

On XenServer in transfer VM

Remote Desktop to virtual machines

RDP

3389

On the virtual machine

VMM management server to VMM agent on Windows Server–based host (control channel)

WS-Management

5985

During VMM setup

VMM management server to in-guest agent (VMM to virtual machine control channel)

WS-Management

5985

VMM management server to VMM agent on Windows Server–based host (control channel - SSL)

WS-Management

5986

VMM management server to XenServer host (control channel)

HTTPS

5989

On XenServer host in: /opt/cimserver/cimserver_planned.conf

VMM console to VMM management server

WCF

8100

During VMM setup

VMM Self-Service Portal web server to VMM management server

noteNote
As of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1), the VMM Self-Service Portal has been removed.

WCF

8100

During VMM setup

VMM console to VMM management server (HTTPS)

WCF

8101

During VMM setup

Windows PE agent to VMM management server (control channel)

WCF

8101

During VMM setup

VMM console to VMM management server (NET.TCP)

WCF

8102

During VMM setup

WDS provider to VMM management server

WCF

8102

During VMM setup

VMM console to VMM management server (HTTP)

WCF

8103

During VMM setup

Windows PE agent to VMM management server (time sync)

WCF

8103

During VMM setup

VMM management server to Storage Management Service

WMI

Local call

VMM management server to Cluster PowerShell interface

PowerShell

n/a

Storage Management Service to SMI-S Provider

CIM-XML

Provider-specific port

VMM management server to P2V source agent (data channel)

BITS

User-Defined

P2V cmdlet option

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