This topic describes all of the network ports used by Orchid Core VMS and which configuration properties allow you to change each port.

Required External Ports

This port is required to access Orchid Core VMS in any configuration.

  • Web server TCP port
    • Default: 80
    • Configuration property: webserver.port (number between 1 and 65535)

Optional External Ports

Orchid Core VMS’s RTSP server ports may be configured with the optional parameters below. The RTSP server is not used by the Orchid Core VMS or Orchid Fusion VMS user interfaces, but may be used by certain third-party integrations or other applications.

  • RTSP TCP port
    • Default: 554
    • Configuration property: rtsp.service (number between 1 and 65535)
  • RTP UDP port range
    • Default: None (chosen dynamically; if manually specified, 40000 – 50000 is recommended)
    • Configuration properties: rtsp.rtp_port_range.min and rtsp.rtp_port_range.max (numbers between 1 and 65535)

Optional Internal Ports

If a software firewall is running directly on your Orchid Core VMS server itself, the following port needs to be open (for localhost) for Orchid Core VMS to communicate with its Orchid ONVIF Auto-Discovery Service.

  • Orchid ONVIF Auto-Discovery URI
    • Default: tcp://
    • Orchid Core VMS Configuration Property: cameradiscovery.publisher.uri (a full URI string, as above)
  • Orchid ONVIF Auto-Discovery Server Port (configured in
    • Default: 5565
    • Orchid ONVIF Auto-Discovery Configuration Property: port (number between 1 and 65535)


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