SNMP Polling - IPSec Tunnel Status

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SNMP Polling - IPSec Tunnel Status

L3 Networker

I have downloaded the MIB's but cant find anything which would enable me to monitor the status of an IPSec tunnel.


Is it possible to monitor IPSec tunnel Up/Down via SNMP?


L2 Linker

There are following traps but not sure if there is OID to monitor.




Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite


What I do is make sure I apply an IP address to each tunnel interface. Then have a monitoring solution that monitors the far end of the tunnel so that if its unreachable, there is something wrong with the tunnel possibly. Using a SIEM is another method if you are parsing the logs.


Just some thoughts.

L1 Bithead

The tunnel interfaces show up as interfaces via SNMP, we monitor the status of them using IF-MIB


Not sure, but isn't the status of the tunnel interface always "up" even if the IPSec tunnel is down?

Yep, you are correct
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