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Cisco Bug: CSCup41110 - ISR4K: Device stops encrypting due to CERM - OUT_PKT_CERM_DROP

Last Modified

Oct 31, 2020

Products (2)

  • Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
  • Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers

Known Affected Releases


Description (partial)

After a certain period of throttling VPN traffic bursts [outbound] via CERM, the device will start dropping all outbound ipsec traffic [prior to encryption] - IPSec SA encrypt counters [once cleared] will not increase anymore.

show platform hardware qfp active statistics drop | include IpsecOutput
       IpsecOutput                                  5402                 2070544

show platform hardware qfp active feature ipsec datapath drops | i CERM
      119  OUT_PKT_CERM_DROP                                        5402

The following log will be more frequent - with even a single packet trying to go through an IPSec SA:
%IOSXE-4-PLATFORM:cpp_cp: QFP:0.0 Thread:001 TS:00000150893012543875 %CERM_DP-4-DP_TX_BW_LIMIT: Maximum Tx Bandwidth limit of 85000 Kbps reached for Crypto functionality with securityk9 technology package license.

ISR4K configured as an IPSec VPN [L2L or DMVPN etc] termination device. And the device does not have HSECk9 license not applied i.e CERM enabled:
show platform software cerm

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<key>CSCup41110</key> also affects other IOS versions
The bug also affects IOS version 15.4(3)S3 (XE software version 03.13.03.S).
Latest activity: Jun 21, 2017
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