What’s the Required ports for VMware VDP?


VMware VDPVMware VDP as a solution, when deployed in firewalled environment, needs some ports to be opened in order to function properly. Here is a list of ports that are used by vSphere Data Protection (VDP) 5.1. Note that there are some ports that are used in the VDP VDP advanced. Those are ports 28001 and 29000. (two last rows).

The VDP product is bundled with vSphere Essentials Plus and higher VMware licensing packages. The VDP advanced is product which can be ordered separately. VDP advanced has more features, can backup more VMs, and has agents to backup Exchange or SQL VMs too….

I’ve already reported on the differences between VDP Standard and VDP advanced in my article here. You can also check my article on how this product compares to other products for backup and DR of VMware environments.

Find the ports which are necessary for VDP appliances to work:
PortProtocolSourceDestinationPurpose
22TCPUserVDPssh (for debugging)
53UDPVDPDNSserver DNS
80TCPUserVDPhttp
111TCP, UDPVDPESXi/ESXrpcbind
443TCPUserVDPhttps
700TCPVDP, LDAPActive DirectoryLoginmgr tool
902TCPVDPESXi/ESXNFC
7778TCPvCenterVDPVDP, RMI
7779TCPvCenterVDPVDP, RMI
8509TCPvCenterVDPTomcat AJP Connector
8543TCPUserVDPRedirect for Tomcat
8580TCPvCenterVDPVDP Downloader
9443TCPvCenterVDPVDP Web Services
27000TCPVDPvCenterLicensing communication
28001TCPMS App ClientVDP AdvancedClient software(Exchange or SQL agent)*
29000TCPMS App ClientVDP AdvancedClient software(Exchange or SQL agent)*

VDP installation and planning can be tricky, since you must plan ahead when sizing the repositories. I’ve done a series of articles which might help out with the process.

VMware VDP Setup and configuration.

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Source: Required ports for vSphere Data Protection 5.1

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