Basically using StackWise all your three switches will become a single entity for management purposes - it also gives you a 32gb backplane 'loop' that is redundant so you don't need to run STP between the switches - they don't use any front panel ports to link them together.
A switch stack also allows you to do FEC between multiple switches - so you could use a simple fault tolerant setup where one adapter is standby until the other fails, or you could set up FEC between the server and two switches in the stack.
One thing to note is that you can't use PAgP or LACP to create the FEC....
YOu need to use 'channel-group x mode on' on the ports to create the FEC.
There are two versions of software for the 3750s, enhanced and standard (aka services and base). The major difference is that services runs dynamic routing protocols (i.e. OSPF/EIGRP) wherease base only runs RIP and static routes.
Either will have the ability to route between VLANs and have access lists on.
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