How to re-registrate a WAE at CM after changing the IP Address

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Jan 12th, 2009
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Hello all,

we have trouble with "changing the WAE's IP Address after the device was registered to CM.

A registration of a device which was registrated with another IP Address is no more possible.

the following error occurs on the "sh CMS info" command:

Status = Pending(CM is busy, retry later)

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pmccubbin Tue, 01/13/2009 - 10:07
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Hi Dieter,

Please let us know what version of software you are running.

(In version 4.1.1)

On the WAE which you changed the IP address do this:

CMS deregister force

The cms deregister command removes the node from the WAAS network by deleting registration information and database tables.

cms enable

The cms enable global configuration command automatically registers the node in the database management tables and enables the CMS. Activate the node using the WAAS Central Manager GUI.

Then to verify:

show license

add license (if necessary)

show accelerator

Make sure to reconfigure the primary interface if needed.

Hope this helps point you in the right direction.



joepena2012 Tue, 01/13/2009 - 22:53
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Hi Paul,

thanks for your response.

Yes we have 4.1.1 in use.

Version: oe612-4.1.1b.15

Currently the WAE is powered down.

I'll try to deregister the WAE, as soon as it is online again.

I'll let you know the outcome, as soon as possible



here the current status of the WAE


nbrwa222#sh cms info

Device registration information :

Device Id = 427442

Device registered as = WAAS Application Engine

Current WAAS Central Manager =

Registered with WAAS Central Manager =

Status = Pending(CM is busy, retry later)

Time of last config-sync = Fri Dec 19 10:17:46 2008

CMS services information :

Service cms_ce is running


joepena2012 Thu, 01/15/2009 - 01:10
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Hi Paul,

thanks for your help.

after the "deregister force" command we were able to register the WAE again.

Thanks for your help.


Natalie Ramirez Thu, 08/09/2012 - 11:17
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I was just browsing and stumbled across thsi 3 year old post which had the exact information that I needed. 

"CMS Deregister force"

Big thanks, wish I could vote your answer the correct answer.


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