This article describes how to check if a port is open and enabled for communication, from client to server.
For example to confirm if a port is open and enables a QlikView client to communicate with a QlikView server.
Or if a port required between Qlik Sense services is correctly open.
This test is mostly used to confirm that the client can actually reach the server and services are able to talk to each other. It does not verify the functionality of Qlik services or whether or not the ports are configured correctly. As this article as part of a series how to check ports, see here for more information on similar tests. Different ways to check if a port is open.
As the first step you need to enable Telnet Client feature in Windows on a client machine.
- Click the Start button , click Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Turn Windows features on or off.
- Tick "Telnet Client" and click OK button
Now Telnet Client feature is enabled.
How to check if the port is opened
Following is the steps on how to check if the port is opened. Here we use port 4747 for a example.
- Open the command prompt on client machine
- Click Start, type cmd and press enter
- Type "telnet 172.16.16.101 4747" or "telnet SERVERNAME 4747"
- Note: 172.16.16.101 is a sample IP address, in this case used by the machine where QlikView Server is hosted. SERVERNAME is the server name of the machine running QlikView Server. Port 4747 is the default port used by QlikView Server for communication, but it is possible to test any port being used by the QlikView Services.
If there's a black screen with a blinking cursor this means that port 4747 is opened.
If you get an error, port 4747 is blocked, see below
If you want to test different ports used by the QlikView Services, you might want to check this article here: Firewall TCP and UDP ports used by QlikView