Dell N3048 Routing - Do you need to configure RIP or OSPF in order to route between VLANS on the same switch?

I am purchasing a Dell N3048 Layer 3 Switch this week.  I want to create 3 VLANS and route between the VLANS.  I will only have this one switch.  Can I just configure the VLANS and the Dell Switch will automatically route between VLANS or...... Do I need to configure each VLAN with a routing protocol?

Any help is greatly appreciated.
kwh3856Asked:
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AkinsdNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Can I just configure the VLANS and the Dell Switch will automatically route between VLANS  
Yes, as long as it is a Layer 3 switch and ip routing is enabled
or...... Do I need to configure each VLAN with a routing protocol?
No

The VLANS will be directly connected and the route will be identified as "Connected Routes"
Even if you configure dynamic routing or static routing, connected routes will still be preferred over those.
Connected routes has 0 Administrative Distance, Static has 1, then dynamic routes (EIGRP 90, OSPF 110) etc

Static routes is preferred over dynamic routes
Connected routes are preferred over static routes
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Craig BeckCommented:
Just to clarify, static routes can be configured with a metric which makes dynamic routes the preferred choice... It's not as simple as static being preferred over dynamic.  In general though it is correct to say that by default a static route will have a metric of 1 so it would be preferred over a dynamic route in that case.  Similarly you can manipulate dynamic route metrics too.

Akinsd has given you the correct answers to your questions though.
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kwh3856Author Commented:
Thank you for each of your responses.  That is exactly what I needed to know.
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kwh3856Author Commented:
Craig, I just picked up on something in your comment I never thought about.  Does a Dell N3048 Layer 3 Switch know how to exchange an EIGRP routing protocol?  I thought that was Cisco specific.
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Craig BeckCommented:
No the Dell won't do EIGRP - as you say, it's Cisco proprietary.
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