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Cisco Bug: CSCvu94846 - When enabling inline tap mode you may experience between 20-50% performance reduction

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Aug 22, 2020

Products (1)

  • Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Firewalls

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Description (partial)

Performance reduced by between %20 and %50 following enabling TAP mode on a Firepower Threat Defense Inline-set

Firepower Threat Defense with inline set that has TAP mode enabled.

You can determine if you have TAP mode enabled on the inline set by running the following command:

ciscoasa# show inline-set

Inline-set inline
  Mtu is 1500 bytes
  Fail-open for snort down is on
  Fail-open for snort busy is off
  Tap mode is on
  Propagate-link-state option is off
  hardware-bypass mode is disabled
    Interface: GigabitEthernet0/0 "inside"
      Current-Status: DOWN
    Interface: GigabitEthernet0/1 "outside"
      Current-Status: UP
    Bridge Group ID: 0

If the `Tap mode is on` is in the output as above, then TAP mode is enabled.
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