vsphere server conection problems 2008

I have installed vsphere centre on a 2008 server in a test setup. I can access vcentre from a vsphere client running locally on the 2008 server and via a broswer locally  however from a client machine running vsphere client i cannot access it via browser or vsphere client. I can ping the 2008 server from the client machine
Is there something that needs to be changed for 2008 for this to work does anyone know?
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Can you ping by name? If you can't you need to check DNS settings for the client and server to make sure they are only pointing to internal DNS servers  only.
Brad HoweDevOps ManagerCommented:
Hi Sid_F,

Sounds like you have the firewall on and blocking. Vpshere requires the following ports to be available.


I would start by checking there and then disabling the firewall temporarily to see if it can connect.


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Sid_FAuthor Commented:
I'm accessing by ip only and have also stopped the windows firewall service
Brad HoweDevOps ManagerCommented:
open CMD and try telnet to the server to see if the firewall is truely off.

1. http://<vpshere server ip> this should load.

2. Open CMD, type the following
     telnet vsphereserverip 80

does this open a blank screen or say connection refused.

Sid_FAuthor Commented:
ok interesting killing the firewall service does not turn the firewall off. As soon as I re-enabled the service and selected off I could then access everything!
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