You can configure the ports used by the Web Service to communicate with other applications.

The Web Service is installed as part of the VMware vCenter Server installation. The Web Service is a required component for third-party applications that use the VMware SDK application programming interface (API). For information about Web Service installation, see the Installation Guide.

Required privilege: Global.Settings

To configure Ports settings, the vSphere Client must be connected to the vCenter Server system.


If necessary, select Administration > vCenter Server Settings to display the vCenter Server Settings dialog box.


If the vCenter Server system is part of a connected group, select the server you want to configure from the Current vCenter Server drop-down menu.


In the settings list, select Ports.


Enter values for the http and https ports.


Click OK.

Restart the vCenter Server system in order for the changes to take effect.