NetQueue is enabled by default.


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:
    esxcli system settings kernel set --setting="netNetqueueEnabled" --value="FALSE"
  2. To disable NetQueue on the NIC driver, use the esxcli module parameters set command.
    For example, on a dual-port Emulex NIC, run this ESXCLI commands to configure the driver with 1 receive queues.
    esxcli system module parameters set -m tg3 -p force_netq=1,1
  3. Reboot the host.