Regarding reboot of PIX 535

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Dec 6th, 2007
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We have PIX 535 in A/A mode.Now in admin context mode CPU utilization was 99%.

All of a sudden PIX got rebooted.

After that it stabilizes to 2%.

Can anybody tell why it might have happened?

Secondly is it recommended to reboot PIX if we observer high CPU utilization.

Can we get any supported doc stating reboot of PIX if CPU utilization go high


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ccbootcamp Thu, 12/06/2007 - 08:51
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I had some issues with 7.0 similar to the ones you are seeing but with a pix515e. I thought it was a bug in the code (and I was probably right). I upgraded to 7.2 and it went away.


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Patrick Iseli Thu, 12/06/2007 - 09:52
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Apart of a bug it could also be caused also by heavy logging.

How does look your logging setup ?

Do you log on an external syslog server ?

If yes at witch logging level.. info, warn etc.



vaishali.nagpure Thu, 12/06/2007 - 20:39
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Following commands are used logging

logging enable

logging timestamp

logging standby

logging monitor informational

logging trap notifications

logging facility 19

There is external logging server on one of our DMZ.



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