The components in the Search Server infrastructure use various ports for communication. These ports must be opened to permit normal search operation.
Search Server Ports
- 8732: The Search Configuration Utility and the Ektron Search Server Service use port 8732 to communicate with the Ektron Windows Service.
- 6080 and 6081: These ports are used by the CMS File Helper Service to communicate among Ektron services and copy files from the CMS server to the Search server.
- 7500 (V8.6 and above only): New for 8.6, this port is used by the Query web service.
- SharePoint Central Administration Port: Configured when running the SharePoint configuration Wizard, this port is used when registering a CMS site with Search Server and when running SharePoint Central Administration.