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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Enable/Disable the Netqueue on ESXi Host


NetQueue is enabled by default. To use NetQueue after it has been disabled, you must reenable it.
Familiarize yourself with the information on configuring NIC drivers in Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces.
1
In the VMware vSphere CLI, use the following command depending on the host version:
ESX/ESXi Version
Command
ESX/ESXi 4.x
vicfg-advcfg --set true VMkernel.Boot.netNetQueueEnable
ESXi 5.x
esxcli system settings kernel set --setting="netNetqueueEnabled" --value="TRUE"
2
Use the VMware vSphere CLI to configure the NIC driver to use NetQueue.
3
Reboot the host.
NetQueue is enabled by default.
Familiarize yourself with the information on configuring NIC drivers in Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces.
1
In the VMware vSphere CLI, use the following command depending on the host version:
ESX/ESXi version
Command
ESX/ESXi 4.x
vicfg-advcfg --set false VMkernel.Boot.netNetQueueEnable
ESXi 5.x
esxcli system settings kernel set --setting="netNetqueueEnabled" --value="FALSE"
2
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.
3
Reboot the host.