NetQueue is enabled by default.


Familiarize yourself with the information on configuring NIC drivers in Getting Started with ESXCLI.


  1. In the ESXCLI, 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.