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Ports and Protocols for VMM

Updated: May 5, 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 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) management server, you can assign some of the ports that it will use for communications and file transfers between various VMM components and other devices. 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 tables.

noteNote
P2V functionality was removed in the System Center 2012 R2 release, and the VMM Self-Service Portal was removed in the System Center 2012 SP1 release. As such, these applicable ports are not listed.

VMM Management Server - Source

The VMM Management Server communicates with various components and devices over these ports:

 

Component/device connection target Default ports(s) Protocol(s) Where to change port settings

Hyper-V Host (VMM agent)

80/135/139/445

WinRM/RPC/NetBIOS/SMB (over TCP)

VMM Setup Wizard

Hyper-V Host (file transfer)

443

HTTPS (using BITS)

Hyper-V Host (control channel)

5985/5986

WS-Management

VMM Setup Wizard

VM Guest Agent (file transfer)

443

HTTPS (using BITS)

Windows Registry

VM Guest Agent (control channel)

5985

WS-Management

VMWare ESX 3.0/3.5 Host (file transfer)

22

SFTP

Windows Registry

VMWare ESXi Host (file transfer)

443

SSH/HTTPS (using BITS)

XenServer Host (control channel)

5989

HTTPS

XenServer Host (data channel)

3260

iSCSI

WSUS Server (data channel)

80/443

HTTP

Windows Registry

WSUS Server (control channel)

8530/8531

HTTPS

Windows Registry

SQL Server database (remote)

1433

TDS

Load Balancer

80/443

Load balancer config provider

Storage Management Service

n/a

WMI

VMM Management Server - Target

The following components and devices communicate with the VMM Management Server over these ports:

 

Component/device connection source Default ports(s) Protocol(s) Where to change port settings

VMM Administrator Console

8100, 8101 (HTTPS), 8102 (NET.TCP), 8103 (HTTP)

WCF

VMM Setup Wizard

Windows PE Agent

8101 (control), 8103 (time sync)

WCF

VMM Setup Wizard

WDS PXE Provider

8102

WCF

VMM Setup Wizard

VMM Library Server

The VMM Library Server communicates with various components and devices over these ports:

 

Component/device connection target Default ports(s) Protocol(s) Where to change port settings

Hyper-V Host (file transfer)

443

BITS

VMM Setup Wizard

VMM Administrator Console

The VMM Administrator Console communicates with various components and devices over these ports:

 

Component/device connection target Default ports(s) Protocol(s) Where to change port settings

VMM Management Server

8100, 8101 (HTTPS), 8102 (NET.TCP), 8103 (HTTP)

WCF

VMM Setup Wizard

Hyper-V Host

2179

RDP (using VMConnect)

VMM Administrator Console

VMWare Web Services

443

WCF

VMM Administrator Console

Other

The following miscellaneous ports are also used:

 

Component/device connection target Default ports(s) Protocol(s) Where to change port settings

Baseboard Management Controller

443

HTTPS (SMASH over WS-Management)

On BMC device

Baseboard Management Controller

623

IPMI

On BMC device

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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