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PIX is experiencing high memory utilization

   Hi Experts,

I having pix515e. which is experienceing high memory utilization.

Please see the output of some of the commands mentioned below and advice.

sh version

=======

sh ver

Cisco PIX Security Appliance Software Version 7.2(4)
Device Manager Version 5.2(4)

Compiled on Sun 06-Apr-08 13:39 by builders
System image file is "flash:/image.bin"
Config file at boot was "startup-config"

C17440-BJ08-PIX2 up 19 days 11 hours
failover cluster up 322 days 11 hours

Hardware:   PIX-515E, 128 MB RAM, CPU Pentium II 433 MHz
Flash E28F128J3 @ 0xfff00000, 16MB
BIOS Flash AM29F400B @ 0xfffd8000, 32KB

0: Ext: Ethernet0           : address is 001d.a215.5878, irq 10
1: Ext: Ethernet1           : address is 001d.a215.5879, irq 11

Licensed features for this platform:
Maximum Physical Interfaces : 6
Maximum VLANs               : 25
Inside Hosts                : Unlimited
Failover                    : Active/Active
VPN-DES                     : Enabled
VPN-3DES-AES                : Enabled
Cut-through Proxy           : Enabled
Guards                      : Enabled
URL Filtering               : Enabled
Security Contexts           : 2
GTP/GPRS                    : Disabled
VPN Peers                   : Unlimited

This platform has an Unrestricted (UR) license.

Serial Number: 907380160
Running Activation Key: 0xf72c7fe2 0x81fb96d9 0x70dab81b 0x67d49718
Configuration last modified by admin at 23:04:57.814 UTC Mon Nov 14 2011

Sh process memory

===============

sh processes mem

--------------------------------------------------------------
Allocs   Allocated       Frees         Freed           Process
          (bytes)                      (bytes)
--------------------------------------------------------------
738      5813309         6             180             *System Main*
6        1020758         0             0               lu_ctl
5881     16314140        0             0               listen/ssh
55       198752          10            1736            fover_thread
3        52              0             0               listen/telnet
29       20623           4             4179            ci/console
1369     101004          0             0               IKE Receiver
0        0               0             0               557statspoll
6        14112           2             8324            Integrity FW Task
0        0               0             0               557mcfix
0        0               0             0               RADIUS Proxy Time Keeper
4        4160            0             0               RADIUS Proxy Listener
0        0               0             0               EAPoUDP
0        0               0             0               Thread Logger
0        0               0             0               RADIUS Proxy Event Daemon
1        24              0             0               EAPoUDP-sock
1083     884444          985           824544          accept/http
0        0               0             0               dbgtrace
4975863  484317332       2             32900           Logger
139919   9229508         141125        9227251         IKE Daemon
0        0               4975973       484318600       SNMP Notify Thread
0        0               0             0               SMTP
0        0               0             0               IKE Timekeeper
3        332             2165          17320           tcp_thread
0        0               138           10744           SSL
0        0               0             0               pm_timer_thread
0        0               0             0               udp_thread
0        0               0             0               uauth_urlb clean
7        8960            0             0               icmp_thread
342      12804           611           22696           aaa
0        0               0             0               Crypto CA
114      7896            2             336             ARP Thread
0        0               0             0               Reload Control Thread
0        0               0             0               Uauth_Proxy
0        0               0             0               Crypto PKI RECV
0        0               0             0               IP Thread
4        311638          16            74784           uauth
2775752  492746710       2581384       481804512       tmatch compile thread
0        0               0             0               lu_dynamic_sync
6        21172           0             0               Session Manager
0        0               0             0               IP Background
0        0               0             0               lu_rx
6921436  6558200766      6928565       6597548358      Dispatch Unit
0        0               0             0               ICMP event handler
76       16069           33            10725           fover_FSM_thread
140      13360           108           40576           NAT security-level reconfiguration
0        0               0             0               ha_trans_data_tx
0        0               0             0               block_diag
0        0               2             8324            Checkheaps
0        0               6             49548           vpnlb_timer_thread
0        0               0             0               ha_trans_ctl_tx
13       802004          0             0               emweb/cifs
0        0               0             0               Client Update Task
0        0               0             0               ppp_timer_thread
0        0               0             0               fover_serial_tx
0        0               0             0               QoS Support Module
0        0               0             0               L2TP mgmt daemon
13       4432            0             0               fover_serial_rx
22       308             55            1936            IP Address Assign
0        0               0             0               L2TP data daemon
19       3220            1             32              fover_health_monitoring_thread
0        0               0             0               NTP
6        44178           2             8324            route_process
0        0               0             0               CTM message handler
0        0               0             0               fover_ifc_test
1339     10963796        7             104             listen/https
1        65572           0             0               PIX Garbage Collector
1162     418724          1075          83012           IPsec message handler
12890    18737552        226583        26787920        fover_parse
0        0               2             32900           qos_metric_daemon
0        0               0             0               Chunk Manager
0        0               0             0               CTCP Timer process
844      276080          845           276092          fover_rep
0        0               0             0               udp_timer
0        0               0             0               fover_ip
0        0               95            760             tcp_slow
0        0               0             0               fover_tx
0        0               0             0               Integrity Fw Timer Thread
0        0               0             0               tcp_fast
2        2848            0             0               fover_rx
0        0               0             0               vpnfol_thread_unsent
0        0               0             0               arp_forward_thread
0        0               0             0               vpnfol_thread_sync
2        24              0             0               arp_timer
0        0               0             0               vpnfol_thread_timer
0        0               0             0               emweb/cifs_timer
0        0               2             24              NIC status poll
43       8423            39            5588            vpnfol_thread_msg
624      20304           628           20420           ssh/timer
2        8324            12            58136           vpnlb_thread
1        40              0             0               update_cpu_usage
107601   3516909         107577        3501273         ssh

==========

It is having 128MB RAM, out of this 122MB is showing as utilized. Please advice.

Thanks

Vipin

Thanks and Regards, Vipin
5 REPLIES
Red

PIX is experiencing high memory utilization

Hi Vipin,

Can you disable the logging and threat-detection on the PIX? These high CPu issues are difficult to troubleshoot on the forum, because you need complete access to the device, to collect outputs, chcek the traffic, chcek the amount of configuration done on the PIX and also the number of connections going through the firewall. So it might become difficult to troubleshoot here. I would suggest you open a TAC case for it, so that you get a quicker resolution on this.

Thanks,

Varun

Thanks, Varun Rao Security Team, Cisco TAC
Community Member

PIX is experiencing high memory utilization

Hi ,

How can i disable threat detection in PIX?

Thanks

Vipin

Thanks and Regards, Vipin
Red

PIX is experiencing high memory utilization

Hi Vipin,

I just checked, threat-detection is not there in PIX, maybe I just got it mixed up , so you don't need to remove it.

Thanks,

Varun

Thanks, Varun Rao Security Team, Cisco TAC
Community Member

PIX is experiencing high memory utilization

Hi,

I disabled logging. but no use. This memory means RAM right? Ususally what may be the reason to more memory utilization? I am also having a standyby PIX of same s/w version. it is also having high memory utilization. aroung 120MB utilized out of 128MB.

Please advice.

Thanks

Vipin

Thanks and Regards, Vipin
Cisco Employee

PIX is experiencing high memory utilization

Hello,

Are you seeing any errors on the interfaces? Overruns, underruns or CRC errors?

Mike

Mike
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