How to configure the built-in Windows Firewall for PC machines (PC hosts and PC servers) in a PC11 setup

How to configure the built-in Windows Firewall for PC machines (PC hosts and PC servers) in a PC11 setup

We have configured Windows Firewall on PC Server and Host and verified the success of the following use cases:

1. Add PC server

2. Add Host

3. Reconfigure Host

4. Upload Script

5. Run Load Test with Collate & Analyze results

The following rules were defined on each machine:

On PC server:

Process / Service Direction Protocol Local Port Remote Port Path Comments
Datacollectionagent.exe Inbound TCP 3333 Any <PCS installation dir>\bin\datacollectionagent.exe
World Wide Web Services (HTTP Traffic-In) Inbound TCP 80 Any Service
RemoteManagement Agent Service Inbound TCP 54245 Any <PCS installation dir>\al_agent\bin\alagentservice.exe
HP.PC.LTOP.QCOTAOperationServiceWrapper.exe Outbound TCP Any 8080 < PCS installation dir>\bin\HP.PC.LTOP.QCOTAOperationServiceWrapper.exe
w3wp.exe Outbound TCP Any 8080, 8731, 1433 Port 1433 is for SQL server.
If Oracle is being used port 1521 should by allowed

On Host:

Process / Service Direction Protocol Local Port Remote Port Path Comments
Datacollectionagent.exe Inbound TCP 3333 Any <Host installation dir>\bin\datacollectionagent.exe
RemoteManagement Agent Service Inbound TCP 54245 Any <Host installation dir>\al_agent\bin\alagentservice.exe
Performance Center Agent Service Inbound TCP 54345,50500 Any <Host installation dir>\launch_service\bin\magentservice.exe
System Inbound TCP 8731 Any
HP.PC.LTOP.QCOTAOperationServiceWrapper.exe Outbound TCP Any 8080 <Host installation dir>\bin\HP.PC.LTOP.QCOTAOperationServiceWrapper.exe
LTOPSvc.exe Outbound TCP Any 80,8080 <Host installation dir>\bin\LTOPSvc.exe

When defining the rule for “system” process, you need to create an inbound rule when in the “This program…” input you should specify “system” (see in the table the specific port and protocol)

The windows firewall knows how to handle this input as a program. No path needs to be given but only the word “system”

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