Cisco Nexus 9000v switch

Versions this guide is based on:

EVE Image Name Downloaded Filename Version Physical CPU Cores vRAM Console
nxosv9k-7.0.3.I7.4 nxosv9k-7.0.3.I7.4.qcow2 nxosv9k-7.0.3.I7.4 2 8192 telnet
nxosv9k-9300v-9.3.9 nexus9300v.9.3.9.qcow2 nxosv9k-9300v-9.3.9 2 8192 telnet

NOTE: Nexus 9000v are very heavy nodes, and require Physical CPU cores, NOT Threads

Other versions are also supported following the procedure below. For other versions please use proper image foldername, Example for Nexus 9300v 9.3.9 foldername will be: nxosv9k9300v-9.3.9, for Nexus 9500v 9.3.9 will be: nxosv9k9500v-9.3.9.
Steps below are based on nxosv-final.7.0.3.I7.4.qcow2 creation, for other image deployment, use proper names respectively.SSH to EVE and login as root, from cli and create temporary working directory on the EVE’s root:

mkdir /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/nxosv9k-7.0.3.I7.4/

Upload the downloaded nxosv-final.7.0.3.I7.4.qcow2 image to the EVE /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/nxosv9k-7.0.3.I7.4/ using for example FileZilla or WinSCP.

From cli go to created directory and rename image:

cd /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/nxosv9k-7.0.3.I7.4/
mv nxosv-final.7.0.3.I7.4.qcow2 sataa.qcow2

Fix permissions:

/opt/unetlab/wrappers/unl_wrapper -a fixpermissions

NX9K first boot setup steps:

1. Start node and on prompt answer:

Abort Auto Provisioning and continue with normal setup ?(yes/no)[n]: yes
Do you want to enforce secure password standard (yes/no) no

Enter passwords for admin:
Would you like to enter the basic configuration dialog (yes/no): no

2. Login in your switch first time:

User Access Verification
 login: admin
 Password: admin

3. dir flash: To get proper image name to set  boot nxos from it

switch# dir bootflash:
       4096    Apr 18 00:53:27 2017  .rpmstore/
       4096    Apr 18 00:53:47 2017  .swtam/
      14160    Apr 18 00:58:45 2017  20170418_005603_poap_26331_init.log
  757307904    Feb 16 17:17:14 2017  nxos.7.0.3.I7.4.bin
          0    Apr 18 01:00:14 2017  platform-sdk.cmd
       4096    Apr 18 00:55:47 2017  scripts/
       4096    Apr 18 00:55:57 2017  virt_strg_pool_bf_vdc_1/
       4096    Apr 18 00:54:00 2017  virtual-instance/
         59    Apr 18 00:53:52 2017  virtual-instance.conf

4. Enter into global configuration mode:

switch# conf t
Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.
switch(config)# boot nxos bootflash:nxos.7.0.3.I7.4.bin
copy run start

Now your NX9K after reboot or stop node will start normally. Steps 1-3 need to to do one time on every first added NX9K node on the topology !