Network and port requirements (BigFix scenario)

When planning the infrastructure, ensure that port numbers used by License Metric Tool, BigFix®, and the database are free to enable communication between those components.

The following is the list of default ports used within the License Metric Tool infrastructure. You can change them during the installation of each component.

Port requirements

License Metric Tool domain

Table 1. Default ports used within the License Metric Tool domain
Interaction Type Default port
a REST API data traffic 9081
b Web browser data traffic 9081
c Connection to the database
  • DB2
    • For DB2 11.5.6 and higher: 25000
    • For DB2 11.5.5 and lower: 50000
  • MS SQL Server: 1433
9.2.22 d VM Manager Tool RMI communication. The communication is internal. The port does not have to be open externally. 25001
9.2.22 e Extraction of virtualization hierarchy by using REST API Specific to the type of virtualization manager
9.2.23 f (optional) Export of license usage data to IBM® Software Central or Red Hat® Marketplace 443
9.2.23 g (optional) Export of license usage data to IBM Software Central or Red Hat Marketplace through a proxy server Specific to the proxy server

BigFix domain

Table 2. Default ports used within the BigFix domain
Interaction Type Default port
A BigFix console data traffic 52311
B Directory server user authentication 389 or 636 (for SSL)
C REST API data traffic 8080 or 8083
D Directory server user authentication 389 or 636 (for SSL)
E Download of new data from external fixlet servers 80 (typically); possibly 21, 443
F Gather, post, download 52311TCP
G UDP new information message 52311
H Relay selection None
I Extraction of virtualization hierarchy by using REST API Specific to the type of virtualization manager
J VM Manager Tool RMI communication. The communication is internal. The port does not have to be open externally. 25001

Cross-domain communication

Table 3. Default ports used in cross-domain communication
Interaction Type Default port
1 Download of the scanner catalog 9081
2 Download of the scan results from endpoints 52311
3 Directory server user authentication 389 or 636 (for SSL)

Other considerations

License Metric Tool fixlets use files that are deployed on BigFix clients. These files obtained from the BigFix server which downloads them from an external fixlet server. Ensure that relevant web addresses are accessible from the computer where the BigFix server is installed. For more information, see: Firewall exceptions (BigFix scenario).