What ports does PowerRecon use to inventory a server?

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  • 03-May-2006
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Applies to:  PowerRecon 2.0 and up


This article discusses which ports are required when adding a server to PowerRecon's inventory.



 The following ports are used by PowerRecon during the inventory process:

For Linux/VMware ESX 2.5.x or earlier:

22               TCP                SSH Port used when adding supported Linux servers or VMware ESX Servers

For VMware Infrastructure 3.x:

22             TCP           SSH Port used 
443            TCP           VMware Infrastructure Web Services port

For Windows Servers:

53              TCP/UDP      Domain
88              TCP/UDP      Kerberos
123             UDP          Time
137             UDP          Netbios-ns
139             TCP          Netbios-ssn
389             TCP/UDP      LDAP
3268            TCP          LDAP to Global Catalog
135/445         TCP          For DCOM/RPC communication as PowerRecon utilizes WMI when adding Windows based servers

**WMI (RPC/DCOM) may use TCP ports 135 and 445 as well as random/dynamically assigned ports above 1024.

Microsoft has published technical articles on how to limit the port range for DCOM and RPC:
Using Distributed COM with Firewalls:

How to configure RPC dynamic port allocation to work with firewalls:

DCOM Does Not Work over Network Address Translation-Based Firewall

** Please be advised that the above has not been certified by PlateSpin.