VMWARE ESXI version 5.5 Port for Client

Posted on 2013-10-31
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What port do I need to open up so that I can access my VMWARE ESXi 5.5 server remotely using the ESXi 5.5 client? Port 443 is already assigned to a messaging server so I cannot use that, I don't think. What should be opened up so that I can use the client to access the ESXi server?

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This is an older article but the concept should be the same for newer versions:


You should be able to change it to whatever you want but by default it uses 443.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 1200 total points
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at least ports Ports 80, 443, 902 TCP

otherwise you will have to change your ESXi server configuration.

see here
VMware KB: Required ports for configuring an external firewall to ESXi 5.x

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