How To Reset VPN Tunnel On Cisco ASA

From time-to-time, you may find the need to reset a VPN tunnel on your ASA. This can be done easily by first identifying the IP address of the remote peer. Once that’s been identified, enter the following command in your ASA (replace {remote-peer-IP} with the actual IP address of course:

clear ipsec sa peer {remote-peer-IP}


clear ipsec sa peer

The following traffic will cause the IPSEC tunnel to be reestablished.

There will be a short outage on your VPN while the tunnel is being re-establishing. Attempt to ping through the tunnel to a remote host to verify the tunnel is back up.

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