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5505 to native ios?

When studying for my CCNA one of my instructors a CCIE stated that I should be able to load the native ios on my cisco 5505 and it'd be very easy because I have a supervisor 3 card. I've been searching google and these forums and really only see instructions for 6500 or that you can load native ios only if you have an rsm module.

The specific cards I have are:

1x WS-X5530 E3A

2x WS-X5224

2x WS-X5225R

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: 5505 to native ios?

Hi Daniel,

I hate to say it, but your instructor is wrong. There is no native IOS available for the catalyst 5000 platform. There is IOS available for the RSM module, but it runs separately from the supervisor.

Here's the software documentation for the 5000 series switches. See if your instructor can point out the Native IOS image ;-)