Enable network resource management on a vSphere Distributed Switch to guarantee minimum bandwidth to system traffic for vSphere features and to virtual machine traffic.

Verify that the vSphere Distributed Switch version is 5.1.0 and later.

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

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From the Actions menu, select Edit Settings.

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From the Network I/O Control drop-down menu, select Enable.

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Click OK.

When enabled, the model that Network I/O Control uses to handle bandwidth allocation for system traffic and virtual machine traffic is based on the Network I/O Control version that is active on the distributed switch. See About vSphere Network I/O Control Version 3.