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Protocol and port requirements

Using a browser, API client, or SSH, the required ports must be accessible to the Performance Manager GUI and APIs. The required ports and protocols enable communication between the Performance Manager virtual machine and the managed storage systems, servers, and other components.

Connections to the Performance Manager server

You do not have to specify port numbers when connecting to the Performance Manager GUI, because default ports are always used. For example, you can enter https://<host> instead of https://<host:443>. The default port numbers cannot be changed.

The Performance Manager server uses specific protocols to access the following interfaces:

Interface Protocol Port Description
Performance Manager GUI HTTP 80 Used to access the Performance Manager GUI; automatically redirects to the secure port 443.
Performance Manager GUI and programs using APIs HTTPS 443 Used to securely access the Performance Manager GUI or to make API calls; API calls can only be made using HTTPS.
Maintenance console SSH/SFTP 22 Used to access the maintenance console and retrieve support bundles.

Connections from the Performance Manager server

You must configure your firewall to open ports that enable communication between the Performance Manager server and managed storage systems, servers, and other components. If a port is not open, communication fails.

Depending on your environment, you can choose to modify the ports and protocols used by the Performance Manager server to connect to specific destinations.

The Performance Manager server connects using the following protocols and ports to the managed storage systems, servers, and other components:

Destination Protocol Port Description
Storage system HTTPS 443/TCP Used to monitor and manage storage systems.
AutoSupport server HTTPS 443 Used to send AutoSupport information. Requires internet access to perform this function.
Authentication server LDAP 389 Used to make authentication requests, and user and group lookup requests.
Mail server SMTP 25 Used to send alert notification email.
Graphite server TCP 2003 Used to send performance data.
NTP server NTP 123/UDP Used to synchronize the time on the Performance Manager server with an external NTP time server.