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Gather Information for Basic Troubleshooting on Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Errors
The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, also known as the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client, is a software application for connecting to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) that works on various operating systems and hardware configurations. This software application makes it possible for remote resources of another network become accessible as if the user is directly connected to the network, but in a secure way. Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client provides an innovative way to protect mobile users on computer-based or smart-phone platforms, providing a more seamless, always-protected experience for end users, and comprehensive policy enforcement for an IT administrator.
When installing the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, errors may occur and troubleshooting may be needed for a successful setup. To know more about basic troubleshooting on common installation errors, click here.
The objective of this document is to show you what information to gather before performing basic troubleshooting for some common installation errors and the steps on how to gather them.
Gather Information for Basic Troubleshooting
View Statistical Details
An administrator or end user can view statistical information for a current AnyConnect session. Follow the steps below:
Step 1. On Windows, navigate to Advanced Window > Statistics > VPN drawer. On Linux, click the Details button on the user GUI.
Step 2. Choose from the following options depending upon the packages that are loaded on the client computer.
Export Stats— Saves the connection statistics to a text file for later analysis and debugging.
Reset— Resets the connection information to zero. AnyConnect immediately begins collecting new data.
Diagnostics— Launches the AnyConnect Diagnostics and Reporting Tool (DART) wizard which bundles specified log files and diagnostic information for analyzing and debugging the client connection.
Run Diagnostics and Reporting Tool (DART)
DART is the AnyConnect Diagnostics and Reporting Tool that you can use to collect data for troubleshooting AnyConnect installation and connection problems. DART assembles the logs, status, and diagnostic information for Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) analysis.
The DART wizard runs on the device that runs AnyConnect. DART does not require administrator privileges. You can launch DART from AnyConnect, or by itself without AnyConnect.
The following operating systems are supported:
Mac OS X
Step 1. Launch DART.
For a Windows computer, launch the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.
For a Linux computer, choose Applications > Internet > Cisco DART or /opt/cisco/anyconnect/dart/dartui.
For a Mac computer, choose Applications > Cisco > Cisco DART.
Step 2. Click the Statistics tab and then click Details.
Step 3. Choose Default or Custom bundle creation.
Default — Includes the typical log files and diagnostic information, such as the AnyConnect log files, general information about the computer, and a summary of what DART did and did not do. The default name for the bundle is DARTBundle.zip, and it is saved to the local desktop.
Note: Thisis the only option for Mac OS X. You cannot customize which files to include in the bundle.
Custom — This option allows you to specify what files you want to include in the bundle (or the default files) and to select a different storage location for the file other than the desktop.
Step 4. (Optional) If DART seems to be taking a long time to gather the default list of files, click Cancel, re-run DART, and choose Custom to select fewer files.
Step 5. (Optional) If you chose Default, DART starts creating the bundle. If you chose Custom, continue following the wizard prompts to specify logs, preference files, diagnostic information, and any other customizations.
Get Computer System Information
For Windows type msinfo32 /nfo c:\msinfo.nfo.
Get Systeminfo File Dump
For Windows type c:\sysinfo.txt at the sysinfo command prompt.