Cisco Catalyst 3750 Stack Question

I am looking at using 3 x Cisco 3570 switches. I will be stacking the switches using the stackwise connections at the back of the switches. I realise that one switch elected as the stack master and the others will be elected members.

One thing that I am unsure of is whether the stackwise connections are used to pass user traffic between the switches as well as stack communications???

Will I still have to implement and configure normal trunk links and uplinks etc between the switches to pass user traffic between the switches.

Cheers.
jt003649Asked:
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Freya28Commented:
no you will not have to create links between the switches.  that is the purpose of stackwise.  All switches in a stack will be considered as ONE whole switch.
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jt003649Author Commented:
So the stack connection is like having a backplane in the 6500 series?
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Freya28Commented:
so to speak yes.
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Freya28Commented:
here is also a link to the new stackwise plus technology.  this is only for the E class switches int eh 3750 family

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps5023/products_white_paper09186a00801b096a.shtml
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jt003649Author Commented:
Brilliant. Thank you.
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Freya28Commented:
your welcome.  good luck
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