The pre-provisioning feature allows you to preconfigure interfaces before inserting or attaching a module to a Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switch. If a module goes offline, you can also use pre-provisioning to make changes to the interface configurations for the offline module. When a pre-provisioned module comes online, the pre-provisioning configurations are applied. If any configurations were not applied, a syslog is generated. The syslog lists the configurations that were not accepted.
In some Virtual Port Channel (vPC) topologies, pre-provisioning is required for the configuration synchronization feature. Pre-provisioning allows you to synchronize the configuration for an interface that is online with one peer but offline with another peer.
You can create up to ten checkpoint copies.
You cannot apply the checkpoint file of one switch into another switch.
Your checkpoint file names must be 75 characters or less.
About NX-OSv 9000
The NX-OSv 9000 is a virtual platform that is designed to simulate the control plane aspects of a network element running Cisco Nexus 9000 software. The NX-OSv 9000 shares the same software image running on Cisco Nexus 9000 hardware platform although no specific hardware emulation is implemented. When the software runs as a virtual machine, line card (LC) ASIC provisioning or any interaction from the control plane to hardware ASIC is handled by the NX-OSv 9000 software data plane.