Error Code [10:2] Unable to communicate with the remote machine [vcenter_host_name] to start the Data Pipe
Article ID: VMW0017 When you use Live Browse to view files and folders for a VMware virtual machine, the firewall prevents the File Recovery Enabler for Linux from communicating with the vCenter or ESX server.
The following error message is returned during a restore operation:
The following error displays in the FBR.log file:
If a firewall is in place, ports must be opened to enable communication between the File Recovery Enabler and the vCenter, ESX server, or both.
Open ports 902 and 443 or user-defined ports between the File Recovery Enabler and the ESX server.
Open port 443 or a user-defined port between the File Recovery Enabler and the vCenter.
For more details, see Entering Required Firewall Settings.