Cisco Application Networking :: ACE-20 Crashes NP Core Cause Is Unknown
Apr 25, 2012
One of our ACE-20's crash recently with little info as to why - fortunately it was the FT standby module so service wasn't impacted but obviously keen to determine the cause of the crash, and potential resolution.
Running A2 (3.5).
last boot reason: NP 1 Failed : NP Core Reset - Cause Unknown,There is nothing obvious from the switch perspective:
Apr 17 14:52:35.775 bst: SP: The PC in slot 9 is shutting down. Please wait ...
Apr 17 14:52:45.780 bst: SP: PC shutdown completed for module 9
510497: Apr 17 14:52:55.781 bst: %C6KPWR-SP-4-DISABLED: power to module in slot 9 set off (Reset)
510498: Apr 17 14:57:58.277 bst: %DIAG-SP-6-RUN_MINIMUM: Module 9: Running Minimal Diagnostics...
I'm currently investigating an issue for one of our customers where one of their 3750 Core Switch Stacks crash / becomes unresponsive during a NESSUS Scan.
They've diabled DoS testing and have ensured that safe scanning is enabled. For the test they are port scanning all of their VLANs (around 600 internal addresses).
The network consists of 2x 3750 Switch Stacks connected via fiber, edge switches connect into these cores. Both cores are running HSRP, for VLAN gateway redundancy.
Issue Being faced is as follows:
During the scan, Core 1 becomes unreachable from Core 2. We can telnet to Core 2 and administer as necessary. However we cannot telnet to Core1, a console connection also fails - the switch stack is unresponsive, but does respond to pings.
On Core 2 I've performed a show proc cpu sorted and can see the IP Input process is running at around 60% and the CPU is highly utilised.
Once Core 1 becomes unreachable the network gradually grinds to a halt, almost mimicking some sort of broadcast storm or Spanning Tree loop.
Interestingly Core 1 HSRP is still active, so the hello packets are still being sent.
The only resolution to the issue is to perform a hard reset of the Core to restore service.
Logs from core 1 show the CPU becomes fully utilised. There is also an error logged indiciating:
%FIB-2-FIBDOWN: CEF has been disabled due to a low memory condition. It can be re-enabled by configuring "ip cef [distributed]"
Both cores are running IOS 12.2.(52) SE IPBASE. I've attempted to reproduce the issue in the office here and although a NESSUS scan does increase switch CPU utilisation I couldn't reproduce the failure scenario.
What may be causing the 1st core to become unresponsive? I've found some articles with regard to a 6500 switch rebooting during a NESSUS scan, and also some HP switches exhibiting similar behaviour but nothing that matches the exact scenario I'm investigating.
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I want to deploy a high availability solution for web servers in two data centers. In the primary data center I have deployed a group of web server and I want two deploy additional servers in a secondary data center for disaster recovery and high availability. Reviewing the documentation, looks like the GSS4492 is the solution for my company needs but I am not sure if I have to implement just the GSS or if I need a ACE4700 integrated with the GSS?.
The below is the display that I get on the screen when i boot the device.There are two error's one is when the daughter card is found and device give us login access after which it reboot’s. The second is stated below (this is a screen copy of the error)
INIT: version 2.85 booting/mnt/cf/TN-CONFIG on /TN-CONFIG type ext3 (rw,sync,loop=/dev/loop0)/mnt/cf/TN-CERTKEY-STORAGE on /TN-CERTKEY-STORAGE type ext3 (rw,sync,loop=/dev/loop1)/mnt/cf/TN-LOGFILE on /TN-LOGFILE type ext3 (rw,sync,loop=/dev/loop2)/mnt/cf/TN-HOME on /TN-HOME type ext3 (rw,sync,loop=/dev/loop3)/mnt/cf/TN-COREFILE on /TN-COREFILE type ext3 (rw,sync,loop=/dev/loop4)insmod: error inserting [Code]...
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1. Are there any limitations in the one-arm design and the SSL offloading
2. Can the ACE be configured with an IN and an OUT vlan to the router
CLIENT -> Router -> ACE IN -> ACE OUT -> Router -> Server Vlan
so that the SSL and the clear text traffic is in a separate Vlan?
3. In some sample configuration i saw SNAT configuration on the ACE to modify the client IP. This i assume is for instructing the return traffic from the server to go through ACE? Using SNAT we eliminate the requirement for NAT or PBR on the router? Will i still be able to insert the client IP address after the SSL offload?
We have multiple CSS 11500 clusters. We have found that on all of them, if you try to open a session on any port to an IP address on the backend of the CSS, the CSS will complete the SYN-ACK-ACK session with the client. This happens regardless of whether there is something on that IP address or not.
Coming from any IP, if I try to telnet to ANY IP on the 10.2.2.0 subnet (whether or not there is an actual server on that IP) on any port (whether or not that port is open or not), the CSS will complete the initial connection. I have verified this using telnet to numerous ports and viewing the transaction in a packet capture.
Is there any way to shut this off? This is causing some licensing issues for our security folks that use a vulnerability scanner licensed on number of IP addresses.
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I supossed that ACE will compress 100 Mbps and leave 10 Mbps without compression but I don't find this information anywhere.
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