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Veeam Backup Server Connections

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The following table describes network ports that must be opened to ensure proper communication of the Veeam backup server with other infrastructure components:

From

To

Protocol

Port

Notes

Veeam backup server

vCenter Server

HTTPS

443

Default VMware web service port that can be customized in vCenter settings

ESX(i) server

HTTPS

443

Default VMware web service port that can be customized in ESX host settings. Not required if vCenter connection is used.

TCP

902

VMware data mover port.

TCP

22

Default SSH port used as a control channel, only for jobs with a full ESX target with the service console agent enabled.

Linux
server

TCP

22

Port used as a control channel from the console to the target Linux host.

Windows
server

TCP

UDP

135,
137-139,
445

Ports required for deploying Veeam Backup & Replication components.

TCP

6160

Default port used by the Veeam Installer Service.

TCP

6162

Default port used by the Veeam Transport Service.

TCP

6161

Default port used by the Veeam vPower NFS Service.

TCP

UDP

111
2049+
1058+

Standard NFS ports.
Note: If ports 2049 and 1058 are occupied, the succeeding port numbers will be used).

Linux server

Veeam backup server

TCP

2500-5000

Default range of ports used as transmission channels for jobs writing to Linux target. For every TCP connection that a job uses, one port from this range is assigned.

Windows server

Veeam backup server

TCP

2500-5000

Default range of ports used as transmission channels for jobs writing to Windows target. For every TCP connection that a job uses, one port from this range is assigned.

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