At the beginning of Vmware Server Virtualization there were just vCenter (Virtual Center, database and simple integration with active directory). Today vSphere management plane is composed from more software components integrated over network. So it becomes more complex ...
Although using, consulting and architecting vSphere daily, sometimes I get lost in the network ports of vSphere components.
That's the reason I have created and will maintain following vSphere Component network ports table.
|Component||L7 Protocol||L3 Protocol/Port|
|vCenter Single Sign-On||https||tcp/7444|
|vSphere Web Client HTTPS port|
|vSphere Web Client HTTP port||http||tcp/9090|
|vCenter Inventory Service|
|vCenter Inventory Service management port||unknown||tcp/10109|
|vCenter Inventory Service Linked Mode communication port||unknown||tcp/10111|
|vCenter SSO Lookup Service|
|vCenter Server HTTPS port||https||tcp/443|
|vCenter Server HTTP port||http||tcp/80|
|vCenter Server Management Web Services HTTP||http||tcp/8080|
|vCenter Server Management Web Services HTTPS||https||tcp/8080|
|vCenter Server Web Service - Change Service Notification||https||tcp/60099|
|vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) - VAMI management GUI|