Enable network resource management to use network resource pools to prioritize network traffic by type.


Verify that your datacenter has at least one vSphere distributed switch version 4.1.0 or later.


  1. Browse to a distributed switch in the vSphere Web Client navigator.
  2. Click the Manage tab, and select Settings > Properties.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. Select to Enable or Disable network I/O control from the Network I/O Control drop-down menu.
  5. Click OK.