ESXi

 View Only
Expand all | Collapse all

What is the esxupdate (443) outgoing firewall rule?

  • 1.  What is the esxupdate (443) outgoing firewall rule?

    Posted May 08, 2020 11:52 AM

    Hello,

    I noticed I have some 6.7 ESXi hosts where the rule is enabled and some where it's not.

    I tried to find more info online but it's not easy and I still don't understand what this rule is needed for?

    https://giedrius.blog/2017/10/12/do-not-forget-to-open-443-port-while-using-ovftool-on-esxi-hosts/

    VMware Knowledge Base

    It's named esxupdate, it sounds like it might be needed when I use VUM to patch my hosts?



  • 2.  RE: What is the esxupdate (443) outgoing firewall rule?

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted May 08, 2020 02:25 PM

    By the power of Google: VMware Knowledge Base

    Yes, it’s for Update Manager.