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


  • Open a vSphere Client connection to a vCenter Server.
  • Verify that your datacenter has at least one vSphere distributed switch version 4.1.0 or later.


  1. Log in to the vSphere Client and select the Networking inventory view.
  2. Select the vSphere distributed switch in the inventory pane.
  3. On the Resource Allocation tab, click Properties.
  4. Select Enable Network I/O Control on this vSphere ditributed switch, and click OK.