IOS upgrade limitations

I currently have a survey that shows there's a Cat 2900 cisco switch that is racked.  My show verison:

Switch Ports Model              SW Version            SW Image
------ ----- -----              ----------            ----------
*    1 52    WS-C3560-48PS      12.2(55)SE5           C3560-IPBASEK9-M

I'm thinking the survey may be outdated, but I was curious to see if there is a possibility that the 2900 Cat switch could have its image upgraded to the version/image above (3560).  The switch from the pictures is a 24 port, and as you can see the output above says its a 48.  

Is it possible to upgrade Cat 2900 to 3560 image?  

What are the limitations when upgrading images on a cisco device?  Ex: have to be same series, SW Version requirements 12.X(XX) or 15.X, License match?
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SIM50Commented:
It's not possible. Ver. 12.x images are hardware specific.
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AlexBlinovCommented:
No, it is not possible
2900 series is a layer 2 switch and 3560 is layer 3 switch
You can't even use image of 3550 on 3560.
Very different platforms.
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Ian ArakelNetwork Lead: Data and SecurityCommented:
Hi there,

You cannot do the same.
These are two different hardware platforms and it is just not possible to do the same.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:

I currently have a survey that shows there's a Cat 2900 cisco switch that is racked.  My show verison:

Switch Ports Model              SW Version            SW Image
------ ----- -----              ----------            ----------
*    1 52    WS-C3560-48PS

Ergo your survey is incorrect since the device shows that it is a 3560-48Port device and not a Cisco 2900 switch
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Ian ArakelNetwork Lead: Data and SecurityCommented:
Yes exactly.
I mean that was the first thing I noticed.
Good point Mr. David.
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