We have three tier architecture in SharePoint 2013 (2 Web, 2 App, DB).

We are configuring search as Web server (for Query component) and App server (for other components).

We are facing issue while activating the search topology on Web server for query component, but it is working fine if configuring query on App servers.

Network Admin team is saying it is a port opening issue.

Which are the ports needed for query components configuration on web servers?

  • On what server is the Index Component situated?
    – TempaC
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 12:10
  • Index is on App servers.
    – MAK
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 12:46

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The following URLs provide information on the required ports for firewalls:

Plan security hardening for SharePoint 2013: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262849.aspx

SharePoint 2013 Ports, Proxies and Protocols: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/uksharepoint/2013/01/21/sharepoint-2013-ports-proxies-and-protocols-an-overview-of-farm-communications/

Work your way through these to get an exhaustive list of the required firewall ports.

  • Ports given in first link is already open. Thanks for second link. It is also giving same ports.
    – MAK
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 12:50
  • Thanks. Because of the approval process delay to open ports we configured query component on app servers and tested. Working fine from all four servers.
    – MAK
    Commented Apr 6, 2016 at 7:53

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