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L4 Transporter

hey all

i have a 2 sites and we have between them 2 VPN tunnels (different ISPs) and on top of the VPN i am running OSPF

for some reason i see a lot of times that the IKE Gateway status is RED , but on the SSH i do see that i have an IKE-SA.

what i notice is that after i run "test vpn ike-sa gateway Boston-HOT" on one PA the status goes to GREEN , after i run "clear vpn ike-sa gateway Boston-HOT" it goes to RED but i still have the IKE-SA between the PAs, also while "RED" te OSPF peer seems to still be availible using both of the tunnel interface

is this make sense?


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L6 Presenter

The situation when phase 1 has expired and phase 2 is alive (and VPN working) is normal:



test vpn ike-sa gateway Boston-HOT tries to establish phase 1 so that will make it go green (if parameters are ok)

clear vpn ike-sa gateway Boston-HOT will delete phase 1 but leaves phase 2 as it is. So yeah, this will make phase 1 red again but leave phase 2 and SA as it is.



L6 Presenter


removing my post as @santonic already replied 🙂


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