Enable TSO support on the network adapter of a Linux virtual machine so that the guest operating system redirects TCP packets that need segmentation to the VMkernel.

Verify that ESXi 6.0 supports the Linux guest operating system.

See the VMware Compatibility Guide documentation.

Verify that the network adapter on the Linux virtual machine is VMXNET2 or VMXNET3.

In a terminal window on the Linux guest operating system, to enable or disable TSO, run the ethtool command with the -K and tso options.

To enable TSO, run the following command:

ethtool -K ethY tso on

To disable TSO, run the following command:

ethtool -K ethY tso off

where Y in ethY is the sequence number of the NIC in the virtual machine.