Nutanix Xi Leap port diagram

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What is Nutanix Xi Leap

Xi Leap is a Disaster Recovery as a Service offered by Nutanix. It is available in the United States (two regions), Europe (3 regions), and APJ (one region).

Nutanix Xi Leap regions

Regardless if you are running Nutanix AHV and Nutanix with VMware vSphere, both hypervisors are supported by Nutanix Xi Leap. Nutanix customers can subscribe to the service directly from my.nutanix.com. Service offers different levels of subscription tailored to customers’ needs. For more info, go to Nutanix Xi Leap product page. Continue reading to find out more about the Nutanix Xi Leap port diagram.

Nutanix Xi Leap port diagrams

To make sure the solution works as it should and keep security tight, a set of specific ports needs to be open to allow replication and control traffic between Nutanix on-prem cluster and Xi Leap tenant.

Nutanix VPN port requirements

Nutanix VPN is a valid option to provide secure and reliable connectivity between on-prem clusters and Xi Leap tenants. Following ports needs to be open on an on-prem firewall to allow establish IPSec tunnel between on-prem VPN Gateway and Xi Leap VPN gateway.

  • UDP 500
  • UDP 4500
Nutanix VPN port diagram

Nutanix Direct connect

Nutanix Direct connect is a dedicated WAN connection between on-prem datacenter and Xi Leap regions. Following ports needs to be open on an on-prem firewall to allow replication and control traffic between on-prem clusters and Xi Leap tenant.

  • 1024 – 1034 control ports
  • 2009 – replication traffic
  • 2020 – replication traffic
  • 9440 – Prism Central
Nutanix Xi Leap ports requirement with direct connect

Nutanix with 3’rd party VPN

Another option to provide connectivity between on-prem clusters and Xi Leap tenant is via the 3’rd party IPSec tunnel. On Xi cloud, you can have either Xi VPN GW or your own firewall running as a virtual appliance on Xi Leap. Ports to be open are listed below

  • 1024 – 1034 control ports
  • 2009 – replication traffic
  • 2020 – replication traffic
  • 9440 – Prism Central
Third party VPN connection

For detailed information check out the Nutanix portal my.nutanix.com In case you are looking for different diagrams for Nutanix products, see my page Nutanix port diagrams

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Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).

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