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Cisco Bug: CSCvi37889 - Packet Tracer fails with "ERROR: TRACER: NP failed tracing packet", even after removing captures

Last Modified

Oct 15, 2021

Products (2)

  • Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software
  • Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software

Known Affected Releases

9.2(0) 9.7 9.8(2.16)

Description (partial)

Symptom:
1. Packet tracer fails with message: "ERROR: TRACER: NP failed tracing packet"
OR
2. Capture with trace fails to show any trace information for captured packets and displays the below message :
"WARNING: The tracer pool is exhausted. Capture with trace option will not be able to display the trace. Capture with type asp-drop will not be able to include all drop reasons. To recycle tracers back to the pool, please clear or unconfigure the above types of captures."

Conditions:
1. asp drop or interface captures applied with trace keyword.
2. the captures could have been applied in the past and the tracer pool will be exhausted over a period of time.

They need not be configured while the issue is happening.

Related Community Discussions

<key>CSCvi37889</key> - Packet Tracer fails with &quot;ERROR TRACER: NP failed tracing packet&quot;, even after removing captures
Is there any way to fix this issue temporarily, without reload of hardware.?
Latest activity: Jan 22, 2019
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