Open Port for Inbound Connections

  1. On a target computer navigate to Start Control Panel and select Windows Firewall.

  2. In the Help Protect your computer with Windows Firewall page, click Advanced settings on the left.

  3. In the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security dialog, select Inbound Rules on the left.
  4. Click New Rule. In the New Inbound Rule wizard, complete the steps as described below.

    Option Setting

    Rule Type


    Protocols and Ports

    • Does this rule applies to TCP or UDP—Select TCP
    • Specific local ports—Type required port, e.g., 9898.


    Select Allow the connection


    Applies to Domain

    Rule name

    Rule name, for example Nutanix Files inbound rule.

IMPORTANT! When you add the first item (Nutanix SMB shares) to the Nutanix monitoring plan, you will be suggested to use port 9898. For the next Nutanix SMB shares added as an item, you should specify a different TCP port and configure it for inbound connections, as described above.