Cisco Catalyst 3548 --> 3550 ?

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Feb 23rd, 2007


Is it possible to put in a 3550 IOS on a 3548 and let the CPU handle all routing desicions? Can the cpu handle it? Just in small scale...

Can the 3548 even start on a 3550 IOS? Says it needs atleast 64mb dram to run and the same amount of flash, so I guess it wont even start?

Any ideas?


I have this problem too.
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purohit_810 Fri, 02/23/2007 - 08:33

First tell us, which ios you are using.

You can check out IOS RAM requirement at

You can also compare IOS feature at same link.

What solution you are asking it is not racommanded.......


Dharmesh Purohit

scheikhnajib Fri, 02/23/2007 - 08:54


Catalyst 3548-XL is a L2 switch and it has a different architecture than the Catalyst 3550. You will not be able to start the 3550 IOS image on the 3548-XL chassis.




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