Port Configuration during vCenter v6 Installation

Port ConfigurationPort ErrorFirewall - Inbound RulesFirewall - Outbound Rules Hi,
  I am in the middle of installing VMWare vCenter Server 6 and getting this error.
  This computer has Windows Server 2008 R2 and not running any software other than it is joined the domain and running NAKIVO backup software.
  When I go to Windows Firewall, I see these two ports are being used for various purposes.
  What do I need to do?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:


Some other software package is installed and using them....

OH, HANG ON, I HAVE NAKIVO backup software, installed, that could not possibly be using the same ports, OH I THINK SO!

So what do you do......change them...... or use a different server!

My advice, do not change the ports. Use the default ports, or you will have issues later down the road.

In fact, VMware in the future, will be removing the functionaility of you having to change ports, and vCenter for Windows, will be coming to an end, and replaced by the VMware vCenter Server Appliance based on Linux.

The issue you have is it's clashing with NAKIVO backup software, so re-install vCenter Server for Windows on a different server, or do yourself a favour, and download and use the vCenter Server Appliance.

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sgleeAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the information.
sgleeAuthor Commented:
I uninstalled NAKIVO backup software and rebooted the server. But I still got the same port error on 80 and 443 during vCenter install. I ran netstat -a -b -n -o and below was the result:

Proto  Local Address          Foreign Address        State           PID
  TCP                 LISTENING       4      Can not obtain ownership information
  TCP                LISTENING       4      Can not obtain ownership information

I opened Control Panel/Administrative Tools/IIS Manager and discovered that IIS was running.
So I stopped IIS and then I was able to proceed with the installation.
After successful installation, I ran VMWare vSphere WebClient and I got the error like on the screenshot.
When I stoped IIS, I get the error message in IE "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage".

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Remove IIS.....

Remove vCenter Server


or create a new server or Import and use the vCenter Server Appliance.
sgleeAuthor Commented:
OK. I will remove IIS, remove vCenter Server and re-install. If it does not work, I will set up a new server.
sgleeAuthor Commented:
I removed IIS and Remote Desktop service and it started working without having to re-install vCenter Server.
IE would not load vCenter URL "https://ts2.DOMAIN.local/vsphere-client", but Firefox & Chrome loaded it successfully.

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