NetBackup™ Network Ports Reference Guide
- About the NetBackup network ports
- NetBackup Ports
- Other Network Ports
- About communication ports and firewall considerations in OpsCenter
TCP ports used by NetBackup
NetBackup primarily uses the TCP protocol to communicate between processes. The processes can run on the same host or on different hosts. This distributed client-server architecture requires that the destination TCP ports specific to the NetBackup processes be open through any firewalls within the networking infrastructure.
Firewalls may also be configured to filter connections based on the source port. NetBackup typically uses non-reserved source ports for outbound connections.
The sections that follow describe the TCP ports used by NetBackup in the default configuration. The network layers on the hosts and the networking devices between the hosts must be configured to allow these connections. NetBackup requires the proper connections to be configured or it cannot operate.