All Domain Managers do not need to send ICMP pings or receive SNMP traps and, therefore, do not need to run with root privileges.

  • Start a Broker on a port that is not privileged. VMware software registers the following non privileged ports:

    • Broker is port 426

    • Domain Manager is port 4426

      The Broker could be started on port 4426 if a well-known port is required.

  • Domain Managers can startup as root, open privileged ports, and then change to a non root user, as described in “Running as non root on UNIX and Linux systems” on page 82.