Refresh or Restart an IKE Gateway or IPSec Tunnel

Keep in mind that the result of restarting an IKE gateway depends on whether it is IKEv1 or IKEv2. See Refresh and Restart Behaviors for an IKE gateway (IKEv1 and IKEv2) and for an IPSec tunnel.
  • Refresh or restart an IKE gateway.
    1. Select NetworkIPSec Tunnels and select the tunnel for the gateway you want to refresh or restart.
    2. In the row for that tunnel, under the Status column, click IKE Info.
    3. At the bottom of the IKE Info screen, click the action you want:
      • Refresh—Updates the statistics on the screen.
      • Restart—Clears the SAs, so traffic is dropped until the IKE negotiation starts over and the tunnel is recreated.
  • Refresh or restart an IPSec tunnel.
    You might determine that the tunnel needs to be refreshed or restarted because you use the tunnel monitor to monitor the tunnel status, or you use an external network monitor to monitor network connectivity through the IPSec tunnel.
    1. Select NetworkIPSec Tunnels and select the tunnel you want to refresh or restart.
    2. In the row for that tunnel, under the Status column, click Tunnel Info.
    3. At the bottom of the Tunnel Info screen, click the action you want:
      • Refresh—Updates the onscreen statistics.
      • Restart—Clears the SAs, so traffic is dropped until the IKE negotiation starts over and the tunnel is recreated.

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