Discovery of ESX servers with non-standard WebAccess port

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This article discusses information about discovering VMware ESX servers that are using a non-standard Secure SDK (WebAccess) port.



By default, VMware ESX Server uses the standard SSL port 443 to accept connections to WebAccess used in the discovery process. 

If your VMware ESX Server uses a non-standard port (i.e. port number other than 443), please follow the steps below to allow the discovery process to complete successfully.

  1. Navigate to the C:\Program Files\PlateSpin Portability Suite Server\Web\ directory 
  2. Open the web.config file using a text editor.
  3. In the web.config file, the following entry is located within the file:
    <add key= "Esx3SecureSDKPort" value="443" />
  4. Change the value in this line so that it reflects the port used by your ESX servers.
  5. Save the changes to the web.config file
  6. Retry the ESX discovery.

*PLEASE NOTE - this setting will apply for all communications with all ESX servers from the PlateSpin Server. This cannot be applied on a per server basis. Please ensure that all ESX servers to be used with Migrate or Protect use the same WebAccess port.