The Power On Auto Provisioning

POAP (Power On Auto Provisioning) automates the process of upgrading software images and installing configuration files on Cisco MDS and Nexus switches that are being deployed in the network. When a Cisco MDS switch with the POAP feature boots and does not find the startup configuration, the switch enters POAP mode, locates the DCNM DHCP server, and bootstraps itself with its interface IP address, gateway, and DCNM DNS server IP addresses. It also obtains the IP address of the DCNM server to download the configuration script that is run on the switch to download and install the appropriate software image and device configuration file.

Starting with NX-OS 6.2(9), the POAP capability is available on Cisco MDS 9148 ...

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