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Is it safe to open ports on firewall for XenCenter?

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I see that to access a XenServer from outside the firewall i would need to open ports 443, 5900. Does anyone know if this is a safe practice? I could always setup a VPN in to the SonicWall TZ 180 but I'd rather just keep it simple for myself and other sys admins and simply open the ports... But is it is safe??
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Port 443 is HTTPS -- if you ever plan on hosting a web server from the same IP address that would have a secure web browser connection, or hosting Exchange web access, you probably don't want to forward all 443 traffic to this XenServer.

For future growth, as well as security - I'd recommend VPN in first, then connect to the XenServer after initiating the VPN.
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