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Alert Action: Execute Python Script to Connect to Cisco ASA




I'm trying to accomplish the following:

- We care currently monitoring a site to site VPN tunnel (Cisco ASA to Meraki MX) - After certain period of time, the tunnel stops passing traffic - Only solution we found is to bounce the tunnel on the Cisco ASA - I know you can run python script to connect to ASA; we'd have to login, enable then run the following: 'clear crypto ipsec sa peer x.x.x.x' - Is this doable from PRTG?

ciscso-asa meraki prtg

Created on Aug 14, 2018 4:39:20 PM

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Absolutely. We can do this with a Custom Script sensor. You would create your Python Script, have it return anything, if you like, and then envoke it with a PRTG sensor. The sensor will run it at every scanning interval.

Here is our manual page regarding custom sensors.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Benjamin Day
Paessler Support

Created on Aug 14, 2018 10:16:24 PM by  Benjamin Day [Paessler Support] (1,441) 2 1

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