The following table lists the ports and the protocols that are used for the network communication in vRealize Network Insight:

Table 1.

Purpose

From

To

Port

Protocol

Communication between the VMs of vRealize Network Insight

Collector

Platform

443

HTTPS

Services that require Internet access

Platform and Collector

svc.ni.vmware.com

443

HTTPS

support2.ni.vmware.com

reg.ni.vmware.com

Communication for miscellaneous services configured

Platform

LDAP server

389, 636

LDAP and LDAPS

SNMP server

Configurable

SNMP

Platform and Collector

DNS server

53

UDP

Syslog server

Configurable

ESXi Hosts

Collector

2055

Communication with AWS as a data source

Collector

AWS(*.amazonaws.com)

443

HTTPS

Communication with other data sources within the data center

Collector

Arista switches

161 and 22

SNMP and SSH

Brocade switches

161 and 22

SNMP and SSH

Check the Point firewall

443

HTTPS

Cisco Nexus

161 and 22

SNMP and SSH

Cisco UCS (Unified Computing System)

161, 22, and 443

SNMP, SSH, and HTTPS

Cisco Catalyst switches

161 and 22

SNMP and SSH

Dell switches

161 and 22

SNMP and SSH

HP

22

SSH

Juniper Switches

161 and 22

SNMP and SSH

Palo Alto Networks

443

HTTPS

VMware vSphere

443

HTTPS

VMware NSX

22 and 443

SSH and HTTPS