Port and Firewall Requirements

When installing and starting one or more TIBCO Streaming nodes, either in StreamBase Studio or at the command line with the epadmin command, the StreamBase Runtime opens multiple TCP and UDP ports for outgoing and incoming traffic. This is to provide channels for node communication and administration, and to allow node-to-node communication. These ports are required even when nodes are installed on a single machine using the hostname localhost.

To connect to a node running on a remote machine, the epadmin command allows you to specify:

  • The hostname parameter to specify the DNS name or IP address of the remote machine.

  • The adminport parameter to specify the administration port for that node.

Use a command like the following to determine a node's administration port:

epadmin servicename=nodename.clustername display node | grep Admin    [macOS, Linux]
epadmin servicename=nodename.clustername display node | findstr Admin [Windows]

If you have configured the node with a node-specific username and password, you may have to specify that those parameters as well.

Some development or server machines may experience port blocking by their firewall software. If it is not feasible to disable the local firewall, you can configure the firewall to allow incoming traffic as follows:

Program to allow through Port Function Protocol Ports Required
epadmin Node administration SSL using IPv4 or IPv6 Randomly assigned valid free port per node.
Web browser Node administration web server SSL or TCP using IPv4 Randomly assigned valid free port per node, with allocation starting at 8008.
DtmEngine Distribution transport SSL or TCP using IPv4, IPv6 or IPoSDP (Infiniband) Randomly assigned valid free port per node.
swcoord Service discovery UDP broadcast over IPv4 54321
Any JMX-compliant network manager JMX administration TCP over IPv4 Randomly assigned valid free port per engine.

The following diagram shows how the required network ports are used to communicate between nodes and administration clients.

Configure node port settings in the NodeDeploy root object of the node configuration configuration type. These settings are described in more detail in the Runtime Admin Guide, as follows:

Port Function Nodedeploy object
Node administration, and web server administration Administration
Distribution transport DistributionListenerInterface
Service discovery Communication