Connection and port requirements for SnapCenter installation

Connections and ports must meet minimum requirements before you can install SnapCenter.

SnapCenter uses the following default ports:

Type of port Default port
SnapCenter port 8146 (HTTPS), bidirectional, fixed, as in the URL https://server:8146

Used for communication between the SnapCenter client (the SnapCenter user) and the SnapCenter Server. Also used for communication from the plug-in hosts to the SnapCenter Server.

SnapCenter SMCore communication port 8145 (HTTPS), bidirectional, customizable

The port is used for communication between the SnapCenter Server and the hosts where the SnapCenter plug-ins are installed.

MySQL port 3306 (HTTPS), bidirectional

The port is used for communication between SnapCenter and MySQL repository database.

Windows plug-in hosts 135, 445 (TCP)

If 135 and 445 are unavailable, SnapCenter searches ports 49152 through 65535 in Windows Server 2008 and later (1024 through 1034 in Windows Server 2003 and earlier) for open ports.

The ports are used for communication between the SnapCenter Server and the host where the plug-in is being installed. Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) service uses ports 135 and 445 to push plug-in package binaries to plug-in hosts. The ports must be open only on the plug-in host and can be closed after installation.

Linux plug-in hosts 22 (SSH)

The ports are used for communication between the SnapCenter Server and the host where the plug-in is being installed. The ports are used by SnapCenter to copy plug-in package binaries to Linux plug-in hosts and should be open or excluded from the firewall or iptables.

SnapCenter Plug-ins Package for Windows 8145 (HTTPS), bidirectional, customizable

The port is used for communication between SMCore and hosts where the SnapCenter plug-ins are installed.

The communication path needs to be open between the SVM management LIF, the plug-in host, and the SnapCenter Server.

SnapCenter Plug-ins Package for Linux 8145 (HTTPS), bidirectional, customizable

The port is used for communication between SMCore and hosts where the SnapCenter plug-ins are installed.

The communication path needs to be open between the SVM management LIF and the SnapCenter Server.
Custom plug-ins for SnapCenter 9090 (HTTPS), fixed

This is an internal port that is used only on the custom plug-in host; no firewall exception is required.

Communication between the SnapCenter Server and custom plug-ins is routed through port 8145.

SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere port 8144 (HTTPS), bidirectional, customizable

Used for communications from the vCenter vSphere web client and from the SnapCenter Server.

Note: You cannot modify the port if the plug-in is installed on the SnapCenter Server host.
VMware vSphere vCenter Server port 443 (HTTPS), bidirectional

The port is used for communication between the SVM host for the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere and vCenter.

SnapCenter Plug-in for SAP HANA Database ports

3instance_number13 or 3instance_number15, HTTP or HTTPS, bidirectional, and customizable

For a multitenant database container (MDC) single tenant, the port number ends with 13; for non MDC, the port number ends with 15.

For example, 32013 is the port number for instance 20 and 31015 is the port number for instance 10.