vSphere ESXi, KVM hosts, and bare metal server when used as transport nodes need certain TCP and UDP ports available.

Table 1. TCP and UDP Ports Used by vSphere ESXi and KVM Hosts

Source

Target

Port

Protocol

Description

NSX Manager

vSphere ESXi host

443

TCP

Management and provisioning connection

NSX Manager

KVM host

443

TCP

Management and provisioning connection

vSphere ESXi host

NSX Manager

5671

TCP

AMPQ Communication channel to NSX Manager

vSphere ESXi host

NSX Controller

1235

TCP

Control Plane - LCP to CCP communication

KVM host

NSX Manager

5671

TCP

AMPQ Communication channel to NSX Manager

KVM host

NSX Controller

1235

TCP

Control Plane - LCP to CCP communication

vSphere ESXi host

NSX Manager

8080

TCP

Install and upgrade HTTP repository

KVM host

NSX Manager

8080

TCP

Install and upgrade HTTP repository

GENEVE Termination End Point (TEP)

GENEVE Termination End Point (TEP)

6081

UDP

Transport network

NSX-T Data Center transport node

NSX-T Data Center transport node

3784, 3785

UDP

BFD Session between TEPs, in the datapath using TEP interface