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clear ipsec sa peer, I keep losing VPNs

I have two 515's that all of a sudden, today, started to have their lan to lan vpn's go up and down.

If I issue from either 515 the "clear ipsec sa peer (ipaddress)" command, it brings the tunnel back up...but this keeps happening every 5 minutes. My syslogs don't show anything strange either.

I am using preshared keys between peers to establish VPNs.

This has been working fine for almost 18 problems until today.

Both firewalls are version 6.2(1) software.

Any thoughts?

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Re: clear ipsec sa peer, I keep losing VPNs

If nothing has been changed (Config/ upgrade or anything) in the recent past and the setup was stable for 18 months, i would only suspect some hardware failure. Isolate the problem by replacing the hardware.

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Re: clear ipsec sa peer, I keep losing VPNs

After calling TAC, they determined that I was just fortunate that it didn't happen more often or earlier. It wasn't hardware at all, but rather I had the same access-list # for 3 different VPN'd networks. And, I had the same crypto map # for those same 3 different VPN end points.

For example: this is what I had (an example only)

access-list 100 permit ip

access-list 100 permit ip

access-list 100 permit ip


crypto map mapname 10 ipsec-isakmp

crypto map mapname 10 match address 100

crypto map mapname 10 set peer

TAC said to have a different access-list for each crypto map match address line and a different crypto map match address line for each remote endpoint. So I kept the existing access-list 100's for the nat "zero" statement, but added 110, 120 & 130 for each different crypto map 20, 30, 40 endpoint statements.