Just a sanity check here if you don't mind. I had what I thought was a simple question. "Do we need to open these additional ports on the firewall for some servers". I didn't quite get the guys response. And I wanted to see if I'm at fault for not understanding.
My exact question was this:
I have a question about SCOM monitoring. I found this list of ports in the wiki as being important to SCOM:
5723/tcp, 1024-5000/tcp, 49152-65535/tcp, 135/tcp, 445/tcp, 137-139/udp
But earlier you said that only 5723 is important. I just wanted to check that we don’t need these other ports as well."
And this is the response I get back from David:
Original SCOM agents were installed by Enterprise Management Team and these Ports listed were necessary for installing agent from SCOM Operation Manager Console.
The SCOM Agent install process has been transition as operational and is now handle by theTech Lifecycle Management Team.
Please let me know if you have any further questions.
I just want to know if it's me who's not getting the answer. Or if he's not explaining correctly or even being slightly rude in this response. I have absolutely no familiarity with MS SCOM, and I get the impression that he assumes that I should know the product as well as he does.
Or perhaps my question was judged as rude, since I found different information in the wiki and I wanted to confirm?