feature npv

To enable N Port Virtualization (NPV) mode, use the feature npv command. To disable this feature, use the no form of this command.

feature npv

no feature npv

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default


Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History



This command was introduced.


The feature npv command has been added.

Note On a Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switch that runs a Cisco NX-OS release prior to 4.1(3)N1(1), this command was known as the npv enable command.

Usage Guidelines

When NPV mode is enabled, switch configuration related to interfaces is erased and the switch is rebooted. The switch restarts in NPV mode. Configuration and verification commands for NPV are available only when NPV is enabled on the switch. When you disable NPV mode, all related configurations are automatically erased and the switch is rebooted.


This example shows how to enable NPV mode:

switch(config)# feature npv 

Related Commands


show npv status

Displays the NPV current status.