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td_sk
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What are default ports groups of ESX server/ESX firewall

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I am new to vmware. I have some experience in Linux. I need to work with EXS

firewall .Can any one help me to work with ESX firewall.

Say for example if I need to block some ports or open a

port to one particular network. (Server Tightening)

And I would like to know what is port groups in ESX

server and what are the default port

groups available ESX server

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mehul96
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While physical switches have ports to which you can connect, virtual switches have port groups. The 3 port group types are virtual machine port group, service console and vmkernel port groups

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There is a lot of information in the documents, but here is a spreadsheet that was posted on this forum, contains summary of ports in use (i.e. not to be blocked!)

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Thanks ,

It is nice xls sheet .

One more doubt in ESX server.

What is port groups? And what are the default port groups in ESX server.

Thanks in advance!

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MauroBonder
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Follow nice documents about networking conceps.

hope help.

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While physical switches have ports to which you can connect, virtual switches have port groups. The 3 port group types are virtual machine port group, service console and vmkernel port groups

Mehul

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