NetQueue is activated 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 deactivate NetQueue on the NIC driver, use the esxcli module parameters set command.
    To configure the driver with one receive queues, run the ESXCLI commands on a dual-port Emulex NIC.
    esxcli system module parameters set -m tg3 -p force_netq=1,1
  3. Reboot the host.