You can configure firewall properties to allow access for a service or management agent.


Log in to a vCenter Server system using the vSphere Client.


Select the host in the inventory panel.


Click the Configuration tab and click Security Profile.

The vSphere Client displays a list of active incoming and outgoing connections with the corresponding firewall ports.


Click Properties to open the Firewall Properties dialog box.

The Firewall Properties dialog box lists all the services and management agents that you can configure for the host.


Select the services and agents to enable.

The Incoming Ports and Outgoing Ports columns indicate the ports that the vSphere Client opens for the service. The Protocol column indicates the protocol that the service uses. The Daemon column indicates the status of daemons associated with the service.


Click OK.