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Ports for vCenter linked mode and SSO multi-site

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I want to set up SSO multi-site for a vCenter linked-mode configuration.  The question is in regards to ports required.  The way I understand it, I need the following ports active:

TCP 7444 for SSO
TCP 389, 636, and 10111 for vCenter

My two questions are:

1 - Are these the only ports I require between sites
2 - Do these ports need to be allowed through the firewall from each site to each site?  IE: is it a full mesh requirement or is it a point to multi-point (if I had four sites would the ports only need to be open from one site to the other three or between all of them?)

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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All the ports are listed here, and you need a few more...

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1012382

1024 TCP

SSO to SSO

11711      TCP      
11712      TCP      
12721      TCP

Each site Inbound
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Thanks, Andrew, that link is actually something I had bookmarked.  I seemed to overlook a few of the SSO ports you listed, though.

To finish this question out, does each site need to allow those ports inbound from every single other site (full mesh)?
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To finish this question out, does each site need to allow those ports inbound from every single other site (full mesh)?

Yes
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Thanks, Andrew, I appreciate the response.
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no probs!
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