Support for Cisco NX-OS PowerOn Auto Provisioning (POAP)
Cisco Nexus switches support a bootstrap method to upgrade software images called PowerOn Auto Provisioning (POAP). Our goal is to add support for POAP provisioning for switches running NX-OS using DHCP and TFTP via Foreman.
Some patches are being prepared, in order to send a pull request. Besides Foreman server, a patch is also required on the DHCP and TFTP smart proxies, since POAP requires different DHCP options sent to the client switches.
POAP is described in some Cisco manuals:
This is being tested with Cisco Nexus 6000 series switches running NX-OS 7.x, but it should also work with other families, such as the Nexus 7000 and 9000 series.