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Understanding the Role of Member Device in Cisco 3850 VSS Stack

You are correct. Switch number one is neither the active or the standby. If switch 3 were to fail, switch 1 would become the new standby.
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Stacking Cisco Catalyst 3850 via Fibre?

This answer probably won't very useful today, but it's possible to stack 2960X via fiber. You need C2960X-FIBER-STK.
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mLACP or vPC on L3 interfaces

(m)LACP and vPC are Layer 2 technologies, thus they don't apply to layer 3 interfaces At layer 3 you use for example VRRP (to provide gateway to hosts) or routing protocols (like OSPF) to achieve ...
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VSS back to back like vPC back to back

If you configured each pair of 4500s as a VSS, then linked them together with an active/LACP port channel you could achieve an all active topology (which is what I assume you are looking for). You ...
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VSS back to back like vPC back to back

You can configure VSS on Cisco 4500E, The Cisco Virtual Switching System is a clustering technology that pools two Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Series Switches with Cisco Catalyst Supervisor Engine 7-E or 7-...
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mLACP or vPC on L3 interfaces

Yes, you can absolutely. You can setup a Port-Channel interface and set it with an IP. This is referred to as a Layer 3 port-channel and you can run routing protocols over it as needed. This will ...
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Cisco 6500 Series and Safe Harbor Testing

You should never want to update to the latest version just because it is the latest version. In business networks, stability is paramount. The reason for going with a newer version is that it has one ...
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