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Remotemanagement agent question


As part of the Performance Center Server installation a service called "Remotemanagement agent" is installed.  This service spawns two different TCP listeners on the server on port 443, and 54245.

Port 54245 is clearly defined in the documentation as to what it is communicating to and the function that it performs.

The only reference I saw in the documentation for port 443 is that you should change it (but it doesn't say how) if you want to run IIS on port 443.

My question is why is port 443 spawned for the "Remotemanagement agent" on the Performance Center Server?  Does it serve a purpose and if so what is it and what devices need to communicate with it.

To remediate the port conflict between IIS and the "Remotemanagement agent" are two options I have found. 

1.  It can be disabled by changing RouterAvailable to 0 in the merc_agent.cfg file.

2. The port # can be changed by adding OFWPort=<new port#> in the launcher section of the mdrv.dat file and in the general section in the channel_configure.dat file.

What I am not sure of is what the repercussions of each of those solutions are and if any changes need to be made in the rest of the infrastructure surrounding the Performance Center Servers.

Any information and/or guidance in this would be appreciated.


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