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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

What ports does Virtual Machine Manager use?

It is very important to know which ports VMM uses.  Especially if you change the default ports on the VMM Server.  Below is a list that I found at Microsoft listing the ports and what they are used for.

Connection type Protocol Default port Where to change the port setting
VMM server to VMM agent on Windows Server–based host (control) WS-Management 80 During VMM setup, registry

VMM server to VMM agent on Windows Server–based host (file transfers)

HTTPS (using BITS)

443 (Maximum value: 32768)

Registry

VMM server to remote Microsoft SQL Server database


TDS

1433

Registry

VMM server to P2V source agent

DCOM

135

Registry

VMM Administrator Console to VMM server

WCF

8100

During VMM setup, registry

VMM Self-Service Portal Web server to VMM server

WCF

8100

During VMM setup

VMM Self-Service Portal to VMM self-service Web server

HTTPS

443

During VMM setup

VMM library server to hosts

BITS

443 (Maximum value: 32768)

During VMM setup, registry

VMM host-to-host file transfer

BITS

443 (Maximum value: 32768)

Registry

VMRC connection to Virtual Server host

VMRC

5900

VMM Administrator Console, registry

VMConnect (RDP) to Hyper-V hosts

RDP

2179

VMM Administrator Console,
registry

Remote Desktop to virtual machines

RDP

3389

Registry

VMware Web Services communication

HTTPS

443

VMM Administrator Console, registry

SFTP file transfer from VMWare ESX Server 3.0 and VMware ESX Server 3.5 hosts

SFTP

22

Registry

SFTP file transfer from VMM server to VMWare ESX Server 3i hosts

HTTPS

443

Registry

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