Saturday, June 29, 2013

VMware Network Ports Diagrams (vSphere, vCloud, vCenter, SRM, VR, VCD, Update Manager)

For long time there are various Diagrams when it comes to configuring Firewall and make the changes on the Network to provide access to certain person to certain product.

There is lot of work done to make a singular Diagram available now.

A KB is also published which has a link to the PDF file.

But here is the Pictorial view of the Ports which includes the products such as vSphere, vCenter Server (w Linked Mode), VMware Update Manager, vCO, vCloud Director, ESXi, vSphere Client etc.

The port information are integrated on the diagram using information from various KB articles mentioned below.

1012382, 2031843, 2039095.

@simonlong_ has recently blogged about VMware Horizon View 5.2 Diagrams for Internal and External facing Designs.

Internal Facing

External Facing

While we are at the Firwall Diagrams you can refer the SRM diagrams blogged by Grant Orchard (@grantorchard and also refer the KB article 1009562 for details tables.

vSphere Replication

Site Recovery Manager

SRM and VR

@Hany_Michael has contributed towards developing the diagram which is documented under KB 1030954. He also blogged about various other diagrams on his blog here.

vCloud Director Diagram

Hope you enjoy using all the Diagrams and configure your environment accordingly to make them secure and also go with your requirements.

These are also helpful in studying for VCP or VCAP exams as well.

Care and share please !

Cheers !!


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  2. what is the network diagram tool used to draw these diagrams? Please suggest a good non-proprietor software to draw network diagrams.

  3. What is the tool you used to create these diagrams. Is it creately ?