vSphere provides several different methods to help you manage your network resources. vSphere Network I/O ControlNetwork resource pools determine the bandwidth that different network traffic types are given on a vSphere distributed switch. TCP Segmentation Offload and Jumbo FramesUsing TCP Segmentation Offload (TSO) in a VMkernel network adapter and virtual machines, and jumbo frames on a vSphere distributed switch or vSphere standard switch, improves the network performance in virtual machines and infrastructure workloads. NetQueue and Networking PerformanceNetQueue takes advantage of the ability of some network adapters to deliver network traffic to the system in multiple receive queues that can be processed separately, allowing processing to be scaled to multiple CPUs, improving receive-side networking performance. DirectPath I/ODirectPath I/O allows virtual machine access to physical PCI functions on platforms with an I/O Memory Management Unit. Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV)vSphere 5.1 and later releases support Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV). You can use SR-IOV for networking of virtual machines that are latency sensitive or require more CPU resources.