With a single operation, configure bandwidth allocation on multiple virtual machines that are connected to a specific network resource pool, for example, after you upgrade Network I/O Control to version 3.

Verify that vSphere Distributed Switch is version 6.0.0 and later.

Verify that Network I/O Control on the switch is version 3.

Verify that Network I/O Control is enabled. See Enable Network I/O Control on a vSphere Distributed Switch.

Verify that the virtual machine system traffic has a configured bandwidth reservation. See Configure Bandwidth Allocation for System Traffic.

Verify that the virtual machines are associated with a specific network resource pool through the connected distributed port groups. See Add a Distributed Port Group to a Network Resource Pool.

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In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the distributed switch.

2

On the Manage tab, click Resource Allocation.

3

Click Network resource pools.

4

Select a network resource pool.

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Click Virtual Machines.

A list of the VM network adapters that are connected to the selected network resource pool appears.

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Select the VM network adapters whose settings you want to configure and click Edit.

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From the Shares drop-down menu, set the relative priority of traffic from these virtual machines in the scope of the physical adapters that carry the traffic.

Network I/O Control applies the configured shares when a physical adapter is saturated.

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In the Reservation text box, reserve a minimum bandwidth that must be available to each VM network adapter when the virtual machines are powered on.

If you provision bandwidth by using a network resource pool, the reservation from the network adapters of powered on VMs that are associated with the pool must not exceed the quota of the pool.

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In the Limit text box, set a limit on the bandwidth that each VM network adapter can consume.

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Click OK.