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show vpn ike sa

Outputs information about the state of IPsec Phase1 negotiation.

Command and output example

user@system:~$ show vpn ike sa
Peer ID / IP                      Local ID / IP
------------                      -------------               

  Description: Customer_VPN

  State   Encrypt       Hash     D-H Grp   A-Time   L-Time  IKEv
  -----  ------------  --------  -------   ------   ------  ----
  up     aes256        sha2_256  14        240      3600    2

In this example output:

  • The Phase1 connection state is up
  • The IP address that is in use within Vyatta NOS for the VPN connection is
  • The remote VPN IP address is

What to look for

In order for IPsec Phase2 negotiations to work, the Phase1 state must be up.

The A-Time column indicates for how long the Phase1 connection state has been up (in seconds). IPsec will renegotiate the connection periodically, so the number tends to vary a lot — don't be surprised if you see very low or very high values.

The L-Time column indicates the maximum amount of time that the Phase1 connection can be alive before Vyatta NOS must renegotiate it. The A-Time value should always be less than the L-Time value, otherwise there is a problem.

The IKEv column shows what version of IKE is in use — IKEv2 in this example.