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Hi,
I want to be able to access my vCenter box using either the vSphere client or web client from outside of the network. In the past I have forwarded port 443 but I only seem to be able to connect to the hosts not vCenter. I am using the Linux appliance.
I am forwarding the following ports:
9443
443
902
I have verified the ports are open with telnet, but connection using vSphere client and web client fails. Is there extra configuration I need to do on the appliance to allow access?

Thanks,
James
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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those look like the correct ports, they are also here

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vsphere.upgrade.doc%2FGUID-8B33C689-1501-4D87-9E80-53FF45D920F2.html

with just 9443 TCP open, you should be able just to connect with a Web Browser...
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Just remapped the port forwarding and its working now. Not sure why I couldn't get this to working before. Wanted to get this fixed before my holiday tomorrow, just in case I need to login to any VMs. Must of been user error!

Thanks
James
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my colleague said that maybe a service wasn't running on the appliance when I tried this before, as its strange that both the vSphere client & web client didn't work before. I've done reboots and updates to vCenter since then so that probably fixed it.
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Glad it's all working

Mapping ports, can be treoublesome, last time, I could not see I type an 8 for a 3!
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haha I agree! Thanks again
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