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Conversion tool for Catalyst(6509) to 4500-e IOS Switch

I have seen links out there for a conversion tool to convert commands on a Catalyst type switch (6509) to newer IOS type switches(4500-e) switches but they all error out on me on a 404. Can someone reference me to a link where I can get this conversion tool? Thanks as usual for all your responses.  

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Hi Gerald,

In Cisco Catalyst 4000/4500 Series switches, the software running on the Supervisor(Sup) cannot be converted from CatOS to Cisco IOS , nor can the reverse action be performed.

The software supported on Cisco Catalyst 4000 Series switches depends on the hardware architecture implemented. The 4000/4500 switches with Sup1 and Sup2 run only CatOS and cannot be converted to support Cisco IOS. Similarly, the 4000/4500 switches with Sup2+, Sup3, Sup4 and Sup5 only run Cisco IOS. They cannot be converted to support CatOS.

The only way to convert a Cisco Catalyst 4000/4500 Series switch from CatOS to Cisco IOS, or from Cisco IOS to CatOS, is through an upgrade of the hardware (Supervisor Engine).

Refer the below doc for more information.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/customer/products/hw/switches/ps663/products_configuration_example09186a0080094ecf.shtml

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps4324/prod_release_notes_list.html

Regards,

Aru

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