Change the size of the maximum transmission unit (MTU) on a vSphere Standard Switch to improve the networking efficiency by increasing the amount of payload data transmitted with a single packet, that is, enabling jumbo frames.

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In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the host.

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On the Manage tab, click Networking, and select Virtual switches.

3

Select a standard switch from the table and click Edit settings.

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Change the MTU (bytes) value for the standard switch.

You can enable jumbo frames by setting MTU (bytes) to a number greater than 1500. You cannot set an MTU size greater than 9000 bytes.

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Click OK.