Change the size of the maximum transmission unit (MTU) on a vSphere Standard Switch to improve the networking efficiency by increasing the amount of payload data transmitted with a single packet, that is, enabling jumbo frames.
- In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the host.
- On the Manage tab, click Networking, and select Virtual switches.
- Select a standard switch from the table and click Edit settings.
- Change the MTU (bytes) value for the standard switch.
You can enable jumbo frames by setting MTU (bytes) to a number greater than 1500. You cannot set an MTU size greater than 9000 bytes.
- Click OK.