3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 18, 2019 1:16 PM by netlib

    Change VCenter 6.5 HTTPS port

    netlib Hot Shot

      We are using VCenter 6.5 Appliance on ESXi 6.5.  VCenter defaults to the standard HTTPS Port number 443 for the web client.  Is there any way to change the Port number VCenter uses?  I have a web server behind the same router that uses 443 so it makes Port Forwarding to the proper machine impossible.  I assume I will have to change the Port that the web server uses instead, but I was just wondering if it is possible to change the Port on VCenter?

        • 1. Re: Change VCenter 6.5 HTTPS port
          a.p. Guru
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          Why do you want to change the vCenter Server's port in this case?

          What you want to do is to configure port forwarding on the router to e.g. forward 443 to 443 on your web server, and another port to 443 on the vCenter Server.





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          • 2. Re: Change VCenter 6.5 HTTPS port
            AlessandroRomeo68 Master



            VMware Knowledge Base

            Deployment Configuration Parameters


            To change the ports configured for the vSphere Client in the client configuration file:

            1. On the system where the vSphere Client is installed, edit the VpxClient.exe.config client configuration file with a text editor. By default, this file is located at C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\
            2. Edit this line in the file to change the HTTP and HTTPS ports:

              <add key = "protocolports" value = "https:443;http:80:" />

              Example: Tto change the HTTP port to 8080 and the HTTPS port to 8081, change the line to:

              <add key = "protocolports" value = "https:8081;http:8080" />

            As an alternative to editing the vSphere Client configuration file, you can specify the HTTPS port on the login screen of the vSphere Client by entering <servername>:<https_port_number> in the IP address / Name text box.

            Bets regards,

            Alessandro Romeo

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            • 3. Re: Change VCenter 6.5 HTTPS port
              netlib Hot Shot

              a.p.  Doh! Thanks.  Didn't think of that.