ACE modules are configured in Active/Standby context mode on two distinct Cat6500's. The feature license is 10,000 SSL tps, 8Gbps throughput.
We ran the application performance tests with 1000 users with https transactions and I noticed that the all the root certificates under the chaingroup disappeared. Only the website certificate remained. When I accessed the website, it gave 'error with the security certificate' i.e. the root was not identifiable due to missing certificates. Eventually, the CPU went 100% on Cat6500 and the ACE module was shutdown by the chassis. It got reenabled automatically in 5 minutes.
I re-added the root certs, removed/added the service policy and after sometime I noticed the root certs disappeared again. STRANGE !
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Cisco Application Control Software (ACSW)
TAC support: http://www.cisco.com/tac
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loader: Version 12.2
system: Version 3.0(0)A1(6.3a) [build 3.0(0)A1(6.3a) adbuild_02:16:25-2008/02/02_/auto/adbu-rel3/ws/rel_3_0_0_a1_6.3-thr
system image file: [LCP] disk0:c6ace-t1k9-mz.3.0.0_A1_6_3a.bin
installed license: ACE-08G-LIC ACE-VIRT-020 ACE-SSL-10K-K9
Cisco ACE (slot: 2)
number of cpu(s): 2
cpu type: SiByte
cpu: 0, model: SiByte SB1 V0.2, speed: 700 MHz
cpu: 1, model: SiByte SB1 V0.2, speed: 700 MHz
total: 957640 kB, free: 347924 kB
shared: 0 kB, buffers: 1588 kB, cached 0 kB
total: 1014624 kB, used: 360960 kB, available: 653664 kB
last boot reason: NP 0 Failed : NP ME Hung
configuration register: 0x1
Could you please advise whether there is any bug in the above software version i.e. it removes the root certs due to heavy transaction load.