Windows netsh commands for required ports for vCenter Server 5.5 in Windows

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This post is for a lazy administrators. Recently I had to install vCenter and its components. Part of it is opening the proper firewall ports in Windows firewall. The list of required ports for vCenter Server 5.5 can be found on this VMWare site. However it’s just a table containing all the ports required for the specific vCenter Server component. I run a quick google search for windows netsh commands to create the firewall rules for the specific vCenter role/component, but I didn’t find it, so I decided, to save any other lazy admin some time. Below you can find them in the vCenter Server role/component installation order.

  1. vCenter SSO
  2. vCenter Inventory Service
  3. vCenter Server
  4. vCenter Web Client

I hope it will save you some time in vCenter installation. A good admin is a lazy one …

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