Configuring non-default ports for accessing GUI

By default, the following port numbers are used to access the BMC Database Automation (BDA) GUI:

ProtocolPort Number
http80
https443

Starting with version 8.9.02, however, you can configure BDA to use ports other than 80 and 443. This topic describes how to configure BDA to use non-default ports. 

Before you begin

Before you start configuring BDA to use non-default ports, perform the following tasks:

  • You must have administrative rights to configure BDA to use use non-default ports.
  • Back up the /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf and etc/httpd/conf.d/gridapp.conf files.

To configure BDA to use a non-default port over the http protocol

  1. If BDA is configured to use SSL, disable SSL by running the following command on the Manager server: /app/clarity/var/www/mgmt/bin/disable_ssl.sh --force
  2. Open the /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf file with a text editor and search for the string, Listen.
  3. Change the value of the Listen parameter to the required port number.
    For example, Listen 5000.
  4. Open the /etc/httpd/conf.d/gridapp.conf file with a text editor and search for the string, VirtualHost.
  5. Change the value of the VirtualHost parameter to the required port number.
    For example, <VirtualHost *:5000>.
  6. Restart the httpd service.
  7. Verify that you can access the BDA GUI with the modified port number by using the following URL: http://<managerName>:5000.

To configure BDA to use a non-default port over the https protocol

  1. If BDA is not configured to use SSL, enable SSL by running the following command on the Manager server: /app/clarity/var/www/mgmt/bin/enable_ssl.sh --force.
  2. Open the /etc/httpd/conf.d/gridapp.conf file with a text editor and search for the string, Listen.
  3. Change the value of the Listen parameter to the required port number.
    For example, Listen 480
  4. Search for the string, VirtualHost.
  5. Change the value of the VirtualHost parameter to the required port number.
    For example, <VirtualHost *:480>.
  6. Restart the httpd service.
  7. Verify that you can access the BDA GUI with the modified port number by using the following URL: https://<managerName>:480.
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