Orchestrator uses specific ports to communicate with the other systems. The ports are set with a default value that cannot be changed.

Default Configuration Ports

To provide the Orchestrator service, you must set default ports and configure your firewall to allow incoming TCP connections.

Note:

Other ports might be required if you are using custom plug-ins.

Table 1. VMware vRealize Orchestrator Default Configuration Ports

Port

Number

Protocol

Source

Target

Description

Virtual Appliance Management Interface

5480

TCP

The access port to the appliance system settings interface.

HTTP server port

8280

TCP

End-user Web browser

Orchestrator server

The requests sent to Orchestrator default HTTP Web port 8280 are redirected to the default HTTPS Web port 8281.

HTTPS server port

8281

TCP

End-user Web browser

Orchestrator server

The access port for the Web Orchestrator home page.

Web configuration HTTPS access port

8283

TCP

End-user Web browser

Orchestrator configuration

The SSL access port for the Web UI of Orchestrator configuration.

External Communication Ports

You must configure your firewall to allow outgoing connections so that Orchestrator can communicate with external services.

Table 2. VMware vRealize Orchestrator External Communication Ports

Port

Number

Protocol

Source

Target

Description

SQL Server

1433

TCP

Orchestrator server

Microsoft SQL Server

The port used to communicate with the Microsoft SQL Server instances that are configured as the Orchestrator database.

PostgreSQL

5432

TCP

Orchestrator server

PostgreSQL Server

The port used to communicate with the PostgreSQL Server that is configured as the Orchestrator database.

Oracle

1521

TCP

Orchestrator server

Oracle DB Server

The port used to communicate with the Oracle Database Server that is configured as the Orchestrator database.

SMTP Server port

25

TCP

Orchestrator server

SMTP Server

The port used for email notifications.

vCenter Server API port

443

TCP

Orchestrator server

vCenter Server

The vCenter Server API communication port used by Orchestrator to obtain virtual infrastructure and virtual machine information from the orchestrated vCenter Server instances.