Leveraging NIC Technology to Improve Network Performance in VMware vSphere

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May 01, 2015

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This paper shows how vSphere can take advantage of NIC technology to improve network performance in a vSphere environment. Physical NIC (pNIC) technology looked at includes NetQueue, RSS, SplitRxMode, TCP segmentation offload and checksum offload of VXLAN packets, hardware LRO, dynamic NetQueue, and the vSphere native device driver.