This page is based on the notes I took when managing Alcatel Omniswitchs 6600, 6800 in 2007 and later 6850. The full documentation can be found on Alcatel-Lucent website.
Managing the configuration files
Alcatel Omniswitchs can operate in two modes: working and certified (show running-directory to know in which mode the switch is). In working mode, the configuration can be modified, while it is no possible in certified mode (well, actually, it is). When booting, if working and certified configuration files are different, the switch will boot in certified mode. Configuration files are stored in certifed/boot.cfg and working/boot.cfg (they can be directly edited with “vi”).