I have a RB1100AHx2 that sporadically does not respond to OVPN requests coming inbound. Existing OVPN connections are still live and working, but new connections are not allowed nor seen in the Mikrotik's log. Rebooting the Mikrotik resolves the issue. Disabling and re-enabling the OVPN server does not help. This happens every 1 to 2 weeks, and can affect multiple location's Mikrotiks.
I have multiple locations with the following setup: Cisco Meraki MX appliance on the WAN. RB1100AHx2 is the default gateway in the LAN, which uses the Meraki as the its own default gateway. Meraki's VPN capabilities do not allow for certain NATing requirements, so that is why we have the Mikrotik in place. We have 1194 forwarded into the Mikrotik for OVPN, as L2TP/IPSec wouldn't be allowed to forward in, due to Meraki's limitations. The setup works great as is, with the exception of OVPN server randomly failing. The failure in the server can happen at any of the locations.
First thought would be that the Meraki is somehow blocking the port forwarding inbound. I doubt this since only a reboot of the Mikrotik is needed to fix the issue, and existing OVPN connections continue to work. I have not ran a packet capture to see if the traffic is indeed getting to the Mikrotik, but since the fix is a reboot of the Mikrotik, I have no reason to believe the traffic isn't getting to the Mikrotik. However, I do plan to run a packet capture the next time the issue takes place. Because it is weeks in between, I do not recall for certain, but I believe I ran torch on the interface and saw incoming 1194 traffic, but no response traffic to the public IP the new connection was coming in on.
Next would be too many connections. However, at any given time, there are only about 10 connections between users and other Mikrotiks. (The issue affects both client OVPN on the computer as well as Client OVPN on other Mikrotiks at other locations).
Next question was with RouterOS version. We were previously running on 6.34.3 and now are on 6.40.3 as of Tuesday night (Sept 5th). As of today, the issue is still taking place.
I have 9+ years of networking experience, beginning with Mikrotiks, so I don't believe this will be a simple issue, but I've certainly been wrong before. My guess is there is something in the RouterOS or Hardware that is causing the failure.
I believe I have provided all the information I can, but may have forgotten something. Any help is appreciated in advance, and I'll be happy to answer further questions.