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Show VPN users sessions

Hi, I am using a Cisco ASA for VPN users, is there a view method I could give to our help desk to show who is onlince via the VPN?

I don't want them load the ASDM and they don't have the experience to use the CLI, and suggestions?


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Re: Show VPN users sessions

Possible solutions :

1) Included with Cisco Security Manager is an application called Performance Monitor, which supports the monitoring of remote-access and site-to-site VPNs.


Security Manager:

Performance Monitor User Guide:

Performance Monitor originates from the previous security managment product called CiscoWorks VMS and is currently not undergoing much further enhancement.

Performance Monitor requires a different license file. For Security Manager 3.0, the license file is included on the DVD, but for 3.1 it is delivered via registering the included PAK on and receiving via email. The Performance Monitor license file is installed using the Common Services browser interface (not the Security Manager client). Click CiscoWorks in the upper right of the browser after logging in, then Common Services > Server > Admin > Licensing.

2) Open source tool which can be used :

3) Using the ASDM --> Under monitoring, VPN statistics, Sessions you can filter by Remote Access, Site-to-Site, clientless SSL, SSL client or email proxy. Under Site-to-Site there are stats for connection/IP address, protocol/encryption, login time/duration and Bytes TX/RX

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Re: Show VPN users sessions


Is option 1 free?

Option 2 sounds good

Option 3 sounds ok, but how can I restrict the helpdesks guys so they can only see this screen?

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