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Child element included in a Junos XML protocol server <commit-results> response element to return information about the old and new configuration revision identifiers on a particular Routing Engine. The configuration revision identifier is used by network management server (NMS) applications, such as Junos Space, to determine whether the synchronization (sync) status of a device that the NMS application manages is in or out of synchronization.

Out-of-band configuration changes are configuration changes made to a device outside of the network management server (NMS) application, such as Junos Space. For example, configuration changes can be performed on a device using the device CLI, using the device Web-based management interface (the J-Web interface or Web View), or using the Junos Space Network Management Platform configuration editor. As a result, there is a requirement for a configuration revision identifier to determine whether the configuration settings on devices being managed by an NMS application is in sync with the CLI of devices running Junos OS. A configuration revision identifier might not be necessary if the NMS application is the only utility that is used to modify the configuration of a device. However, in a real-world network deployment, out-of-band configuration commits might occur on a device, such as during a maintenance window for support operations. In such cases, the NMS application might not detect these out-of-band commits. To solve this problem, starting in Junos OS Release 16.1, the <commit-revision-information> element containing a configuration revision identifier string is enclosed within the <commit-results> and <routing-engine> tags. The configuration revision identifier is a string (for example, re0-1365168149-1)



Indicates the old configuration revision identifier, which is the identifier of the configuration prior to the previously successfully committed configuration.


Indicates the new configuration revision identifier, which is the identifier of the last successfully committed configuration.

Release Information

This is a Junos XML management protocol response tag. It is supported in Junos XML protocol sessions, and it is supported as a Juniper Networks proprietary extension in NETCONF sessions on devices running Junos OS that identify the URI in the capabilities exchange.

Element introduced in Junos OS Release 16.1.