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Monitor Cisco ASA VPN Tunnel

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Overview

This article describes how to monitor Cisco ASA VPN tunnels by monitoring a secondary variable from the Cisco MIB trees and using this information to infer the status of the tunnel.

Monitoring of the UP/Down status of a Cisco ASA VPN tunnel is not as straight forward as a regular physical or VLAN interface. This is because VPN tunnels fall outside the scope of  RFC 1213 MIB's ifTabletree.

Environment

  • All NPM versions
  • Cisco ASA VPN/IPSEC

Steps

  1. Configure a Universal Device Poller for monitoring of a your required MIB. Refer to Monitoring MIBs with Universal Device Pollers.
  2. Configure the custom MIB to point to the cikeGlobalActiveTunnels oid : 1.3.6.1.4.1.9.9.171.1.2.1.1 just gives you the number of IPSec Tunnels

 

Notes:

  • The OID used in Step 2 is one of many options that could be used to monitor depending on what specific information you require but for the purposes of this example it is deemed most suitable for monitoring of active VPNs.
  • One other option is to configure the IP SLA Monitor to each tunnel endpoint and use the inherit trap capabilities of IPSLA to monitor tunnel failures.

 

 

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17:25, 12 Apr 2017

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