MFrancesco
Contributor
Contributor

Openning Ports in the Firewall

Running vSphere 5.0 & VMware EXSI 5.0 and I virtualized my exchange sever.   Looked into the security profile of VMware and port 25 for SMTP is not listed.  How do you open a port in the vmware?

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aravinds3107
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

check if this helps

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/336969

http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2011/07/how-to-create-custom-firewall-rules-in.html

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vmroyale
Immortal
Immortal

The firewall is for the ESXi host's mgmt interface - there should be nothing to configure for your virtual machine networking.

How do you currently have the networking set up, and do you have other VMs on the same networking?

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Josh26
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

If you cannot telnet FROM your local exchange server to port 25 on your local Exchange server - a localhost connection, there is surely an issue with that VM.

My recommendation would be:

Remove the NIC from the VM

Remove the ghost NIC from Device Manager (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/241257?wa=wsignin1.0)

Add a new NIC - ensure it is vmxnet3 type

Reconfigure IP addressing

Reboot the VM

Tiberias.... what is that link supposed to help with?

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