Cisco ASA Audit Event: 216003

216003: Unrecognized timer

Cisco ASA is a security device that provides the combined capabilities of a firewall, an antivirus, and an intrusion prevention system. It also facilitates virtual private network (VPN) connections.It helps to detect threats and stop attacks before they spread through the network.

Message: %ASA-3-216003:Unrecognized timertimer_ptr,timer_id received by task_string in function at line:line_num.

Event 216003 is generated when an unexpected timer event wakes up the task, but the task does not know how to handle the event. The timer pointer, the timer identifier, the custom string passed by the task to identify itself, the function that received the unexpected event, and the line number in the code are specified in the message.

How could you resolve this situation?

If this event keeps recurring, contact the Cisco TAC.

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