Viewing IMQ port associations

Several ports that are used by IBM® QRadar® allocate extra random port numbers. For example, Message Queues (IMQ) open random ports for communication between components on a managed host. You can view the random port assignments for IMQ by using telnet to connect to the local host and doing a lookup on the port number.

Random port associations are not static port numbers. If a service is restarted, the ports that are generated for the service are reallocated and the service is provided with a new set of port numbers.


  1. Using SSH, log in to the QRadar Console as the root user.
  2. To display a list of associated ports for the IMQ messaging connection, type the following command:

    telnet localhost 7676

    The results from the telnet command might look similar to this output:
    [root@domain ~]# telnet localhost 7676
    Connected to localhost.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    101 imqbroker 4.4 Update 1
    portmapper tcp PORTMAPPER 7676 
    cluster_discovery tcp CLUSTER_DISCOVERY 44913
    jmxrmi rmi JMX 0 [url=service:jmx:rmi://<urlpath>]
    admin tcp ADMIN 43691
    jms tcp NORMAL 7677
    cluster tcp CLUSTER 36615
    The telnet output shows 3 of the 4 random high-numbered TCP ports for IMQ. The fourth port, which is not shown, is a JMX Remote Method Invocation (RMI) port that is available over the JMX URL that is shown in the output.

    If the telnet connection is refused, it means that IMQ is not currently running. It is probable that the system is either starting up or shutting down, or that services were shut down manually.