Ports used by the Bare Metal OS Deployment Server

To ensure correct communication, check the ports used for the different deployment scenarios.

Listening ports used during client network boot (PXE/TFTP protocols):

By default, Bare Metal OS Deployment Servers and targets use the following ports for communication:

Bare Metal Server:
  • DHCP : port 67 UDP
  • PXE BINL : port 4011 UDP
  • TFTP : port 69 UDP
Bare Metal Target:
  • DHCP : port 68 UDP
  • PXE BINL : port 4011 UDP
Note: PXE and TFTP ports are not needed when using network boot media.

Listening ports used for OS Deployment tasks and media creation

The following ports are used each time a computer connects to a Bare Metal Server. typical scenarios are:
  • Bare Metal deployments
  • Media creation
  • Reimaging deployments using multicast communication.
Reimaging in unicast mode does not require the Bare Metal Server component.
Bare Metal Server:
  • NBP : port 4012 UDP
  • FILE: port 4013 UDP & TCP
  • MCAST: ports 10000-10500 UDP
  • HTTP: port 8080 TCP (used for upgraded Bare Metal Servers from an earlier installation)
  • HTTP: port 8081 TCP (used for new Bare Metal Server installations)
  • HTTP: port 8088 TCP - Image Provider component used during Linux deployments
  • Database gateway: port 2020 TCP
  • HTTP: port 52311 TCP - Relay Downloader
  • For new Bare Metal Server installations, the default HTTP port is 8081. The default HTTP port 8080 is maintained only for servers that are upgraded from earlier versions.
  • The MCAST ports are not needed for unicast (default) deployments.
Bare Metal and reimaging targets:
  • NBP : port 4014 UDP
  • MCAST : port 450 UDP
  • MCAST : port 451 UDP
  • MCAST : port 9999 UDP

Ports for BigFix Bare Metal Server Web UI access (legacy)

Bare Metal Server:
  • HTTP: port 8080 TCP (for Servers that are upgraded from older installations)
  • HTTP: port 8081 TCP (used for new Bare Metal Server installations)
  • HTTPS : port 443 TCP