NetQueue is enabled by default.


Familiarize yourself with the information on configuring NIC drivers in Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces.


  1. In the VMware vSphere CLI, use the following command depending on the host version:

    ESX/ESXi version


    ESX/ESXi 4.x

    vicfg-advcfg --set false VMkernel.Boot.netNetQueueEnable

    ESXi 5.x

    esxcli system settings kernel set --setting="netNetqueueEnabled" --value="FALSE"

  2. To disable NetQueue on the NIC driver, use the vicfg-module -s "" module name command.

    For example, if you are using the s2io NIC driver, use vicfg-module -s "" s2io.

  3. Reboot the host.