NetQueue is enabled by default. To use NetQueue after it has been disabled, you must reenable it.


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 true VMkernel.Boot.netNetQueueEnable

    ESXi 5.x

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

  2. Use the VMware vSphere CLI to configure the NIC driver to use NetQueue.
  3. Reboot the host.