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Allowing Altaro's Ports through the VMware Firewall to allow the Boot From Backup feature to work

Last Updated: Jan 17, 2017 12:17PM CET
For Altaro VM Backup to be able to boot up a VMware VM from your backup drive, it requires ports 35200-35220 to be allowed through the VMware firewall (if it is enabled).

Adding custom ports to the VMware firewall is no easy task, so we have created a VIB (vSphere Installation Bundle) to make things easier for you.

This VIB will add a rule to the VMware firewall called "AltaroBootFromBackup"
The rule will allow outbound traffic on TCP ports 35200-35220

To use this VIB, please follow the steps below:
  1. Download the zipped AltaroBootFromBackup.vib file from the link below:

  2. Upload it to the root of your datastore on the ESXi host in question

  3. SSH to the ESXi host
  4. Use this command to run the VIB:

    esxcli software vib install -v /vmfs/volumes/<YOUR_DATASTORE_NAME>/AltaroBootFromBackup.vib -f

    esxcli software vib install -v /vmfs/volumes/SFL-SLOW/AltaroBootFromBackup.vib -f

  5. The results should be a new VMware ESXi Firewall rule that looks something like this:

With this firewall rule in place, you should now be able to use the Boot From Backup feature on your ESXi Host successfully.
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