CSS 11500 Upgrade

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Aug 17th, 2007
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I would like to know whats the difference between operational,locked and active version.

Is it possible to change the locked version to another version?

In the upgrade manual says that i can't remove the active version or the locked version. Then I put the locked version as the active version, but when the css boots it says that the operational version is still the old one, but the active version is the locked version.

Is this normal?

Have I done something wrong?

Kind Regards,


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Diego Vargas Fri, 08/17/2007 - 16:06
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Look at this output:

CSS11503B# show version

Version: sg0750205 (

Flash (Locked):

Flash (Operational):


Licensed Cmd Set(s): Standard Feature Set

Enhanced Feature Set

Secure Management

The "Version" field is the one the CSS is really running. You do not need to be concern about the Locked or Operational version, that wont change.

So just make sure that after changing the primary boot file, the "Version" field shows the new version running.

Look at the show chassis SW field:

Product Name: CSS11503-AC E0 SW Version:

Hope it helps

rodriguesl Mon, 08/20/2007 - 01:20
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Thanks for the help.

The other question that I made "Is it possible to change the locked version to another version? " can you tell me if it is possible?

Kind Regards,


Diego Vargas Mon, 08/20/2007 - 06:18
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There is no way to change the locked version, also there is no need since the important version is the one showed on the "Version" field.

Hope it helps!!

rodriguesl Tue, 08/28/2007 - 04:08
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Hi again,

I made the upgrade, but I have some questions:

When I made the upgrade I got The following error:

Cannot open file:/ComposerRoot/script/banner.txt

What can I do to solve this error?

Another question is:

Is it possible in version to make the backup css when the master goes down and them comes up again, that the backup css stays as the master?

I know that there is a command:

Redundancy Force-Master to make the backup to become master until it goes down, but i would like to make this option more permenent, that is, to be an option in the configuration of the css.

kind regards,



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