Ports required for Workflow Automation

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