Google Cloud VPN IKE-SA-INIT packets being dropped

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Google Cloud VPN IKE-SA-INIT packets being dropped

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I built a site-to-site VPN between GCP and a PA3250, which is not working. Surely, I'm missing something.

 

The GCP vpn points to the same interface and IP that other VPNs successfully use on the Palo.

 

I added a Sec policy to allow the GCP IP and the Palo IP to set up Phase 1. However, the Palo drops the inbound IKE-SA-INIT packets. They are getting caught by the INTRAZONE Default rule.

 

I've verified the IP addresses, the IKE paramters, the PSK, and the Sec policy. In fact I've rebuilt this a few times by completely deleting everything on the GCP side and the related configs in the Palo.

 

To test I set up a VPN from the same GCP project to a different PA3250 with a different IP address and that tunnel works flawlessly.

 

Everytime I've rebuilt the VPNs I get a different public IP from GCP. So, it's not an issue with their IP addresses.

 

What appears to be happening, but I can't verify is that the PA3250 with the issue Policy Denies the packets and just drops all subsequent packets from that address. Like it's cached somewhere. As a test I deleted the VPN config from both sides before leaving yesterday. I created them from scratch this morning, about 14 hours later, with the same results. The first packet gets denied and nothing else.

 

When I run test vpn ike-sa gateway ******** from the cli, a packet capture shows that the outbound packet from the Palo gets dropped.

 

I've scoured both PA3250s for the difference, but only come up with the Palo IP address.

 

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