VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat - How to Change the Client Connection Port

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Summary

This Knowledgebase article provides information about how to change the Client Connection Port on a vCenter Server Heartbeat server pair.


More Information

The Client Connection Port is used by clients (such as the vCenter Server Heartbeat Console), to connect to vCenter Server Heartbeat.

It should not be changed unless this port is already in use. To check, type netstat -a in a command window, when vCenter Server Heartbeat is not running.

If you do need to change the Client Connection Port , ensure that you choose a different number to that of the Default Channel Port . Its default value is 57348 . Check the Default Channel Port number prior to making changes to the Client Connection Port .

Procedure

How to check the Default Channel Port :

  1. From the Start menu, select Program s -> VMware -> VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat -> Configure Server to open the Server Configuration wizard

  2. Select the Channel tab and the Default Channel Port will be displayed.

  3. Channel

How to change your Client Connection Port :

  1. From your Start menu, select Program s -> VMware -> VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat -> Configure Server to open the Server Configuration wizard.
  2. Select the Machine tab.
  3. Change the Client Connection Port value to an unused value (use the netstat -a command described above to check whether a port number is being used or not). Ensure that you choose a different port number than that of the Default Channel Port (default value is 57348 ).
  4. Click Finish .


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Applies To

VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.3 and later


Related Information

None

KBID-1659

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