Configure an alternate port for vCenter

You can specify an alternate port for the VMWare - vCenter Datacenters probe.

Before you begin

Role required: admin

About this task

By default, the VMWare - vCenter Datacenters probe runs on port 443, which is the standard port for the https protocol. The port probes for vCenter run on these ports:
  • vmapp6_https: 9443
  • vmapp_https: 5480

To specify an alternate port, use one of these procedures:


  1. Hard code the port information.
    1. Navigate to Configuration > VMware > vCenter.
    2. Select the specific instance from the list of instances.
    3. Edit the URL field to include the port.
      For example,
    4. Click Submit.
  2. Specify an alternate port number for vCenter in the VMWare - vCenter Datacenters probe.
    1. Navigate to Discovery > Probes.
    2. Open the VMware - vCenter Datacenters probe record.
    3. In the Probe Parameters related list, click New.
    4. In the Name field of the Probe parameter record, enter vcenter_port.
    5. In the Value field, enter your alternate port number.
    6. Click Submit.