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Port requirements

The following table lists the ports required for a basic 

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Note

All the ports specified in the following table are unidirectional and use TCP for communication. The communication flow is from source to destination.

Port requirements

Component

Source

Destination

Default port number

Authentication Server (uses the reports data warehouse)

IBM Cognos Service

Authentication Server

9640

Primary reports server

User's browser

Reports server

443 to communicate with Apache Web Server using ssl protocol

Database ports (reports data warehouse, portal content store, ETL master repository, ETL work repository, and BMC Server Automation database)

Reports server

Database

  • 1433 for use with Microsoft SQL Server
  • 1521 for use with Oracle

SMTP (to email scheduled reports and for notifications)

Reports server

Email server

25

Tomcat Web ServerUser's browserReports server

Used to access the

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  • Control port: 9005
  • Secure port: 9443
  • Insecure port: 9080
Cognos dispatcher serviceUser's browserReports server9300

Note

You can reconfigure only database ports after installation by using the

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