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What is the esxupdate (443) outgoing firewall rule?


I noticed I have some 6.7 ESXi hosts where the rule is enabled and some where it's not.

I tried to find more info online but it's not easy and I still don't understand what this rule is needed for?


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It's named esxupdate, it sounds like it might be needed when I use VUM to patch my hosts?

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By the power of Google: VMware Knowledge Base

Yes, it’s for Update Manager.


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