NetQueue is enabled by default.

Familiarize yourself with the information on configuring NIC drivers in Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces.


In the VMware vSphere CLI, use the following command depending on the host version:

ESX/ESXi version


ESX/ESXi 4.x

vicfg-advcfg --set false VMkernel.Boot.netNetQueueEnable

ESXi 5.x

esxcli system settings kernel set --setting="netNetqueueEnabled" --value="FALSE"


To disable NetQueue on the NIC driver, use the vicfg-module -s "" module name command.

For example, if you are using the s2io NIC driver, use vicfg-module -s "" s2io.


Reboot the host.