Ports required for Workflow Automation

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If you are using a firewall, you must be aware of the required ports for Workflow Automation (WFA).

The default port numbers are listed in this section. If you want to use a non-default port number, you must open that port for communication. For more details, see the documentation on your firewall.

The following table lists the default ports that should be open on the WFA server:

Port Protocol Direction Purpose

80, 443

HTTP, HTTPS

Incoming

Opening WFA and logging in

80, 443, 22

HTTP, HTTPS, SSH

Outgoing

Command execution (ZAPI, PowerCLI)

445, 139, 389, 636

Microsoft-DS, NetBIOS-ssn, AD LDAP, AD LDAPS

Outgoing

Microsoft Active Directory LDAP authentication

161

SNMP

Outgoing

Sending SNMP messages on the status of workflows

3306

MySQL

Incoming

Caching read-only user

25

SMTP

Outgoing

Mail notification

80, 443, 25

HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP

Outgoing

Sending AutoSupport messages

514

Syslog

Outgoing

Sending logs to a syslog server

The following table lists the default ports that should be open on the Unified Manager server:

Port Protocol Direction Purpose

2638

Sybase

Incoming

Caching data from Active IQ Unified Manager earlier than 6.0

3306

MySQL

Incoming

Caching data from Active IQ Unified Manager 6.0 and later

8088, 8488

HTTP, HTTPS

Incoming

Caching data from Performance Advisor, which is a part of Active IQ Unified Manager earlier than 6.0

The following table lists the default port that should be open on the VMware vCenter:

Port Protocol Direction Purpose

443

HTTPS

Incoming

Caching data from VMware vCenter

The following table lists the default port that should be open on the SNMP host machine:

Port Protocol Direction Purpose

162

SNMP

Incoming

Receiving SNMP messages on the status of workflows