How do I configure WebSphere InterChange Server toolset to communicate with WebSphere InterChange Server through a firewall

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Question

If there is a firewall sitting between the System Manager (WebSphere InterChange Server toolset)
and WebSphere InterChange Server, what ports need to be opened on the firewall for System Manager to communicate with WebSphere InterChange Server?

Answer

In order for System Manager to communicate with WebSphere InterChange Server (WICS) through a firewall, the following three ports need to be opened bidirectionally on the firewall:

- WICS Naming Server Listener port (default: 14500)

- ORBD port (default: 14510)

- WICS Listener port ((OAport) eg. 15000))

WICS listener port (OAport) specifies the port number where the WICS Naming Server (ORB server) listens for incoming requests from ORB clients. By default the ORB dynamically assigns this port number. With a firewall in place you must set a fixed OAport number. Please note OAport must be different to WICS Naming Server Listener port (default: 14500).

You can choose any of the following ways to set the fixed OAport number.

1. On WICS box, edit the WICS configuration file (InterchangeSystem.cfg) in an XML editor and add a subsection for CORBA. The CORBA subsection specifies the static port number with the OAport configuration parameter. For example, if the static port number is to be 15000, assign a value of 15000 to its OAport parameter in the CORBA subsection. Please refer to the following XML fragment.

<tns:property>

<tns:name>CORBA</tns:name>

<tns:isEncrypted>false</tns:isEncrypted>

<tns:updateMethod>system restart</tns:updateMethod>

<tns:location>

<tns:reposController>false</tns:reposController>

<tns:reposAgent>false</tns:reposAgent>

<tns:localConfig>true</tns:localConfig>

</tns:location>

<tns:property>

<tns:name>OAport</tns:name>

<tns:value xml:space="preserve">15000</tns:value>

<tns:isEncrypted>false</tns:isEncrypted>

<tns:updateMethod>system restart</tns:updateMethod>

<tns:location>

<tns:reposController>false</tns:reposController>

<tns:reposAgent>false</tns:reposAgent>

<tns:localConfig>true</tns:localConfig>

</tns:location>

</tns:property>

</tns:property>

<tns:property>

2. Edit the server configuration in System Manager, enable CORBA and assign OAport number in CORBA tab.


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Document information


More support for:

WebSphere InterChange Server
ICS

Software version:

4.3

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1585836

Modified date:

2012-03-23

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