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1.7.4 – Manage Network I/O Control (NIOC) on a vSphere distributed switch

Use NIOC to allocate network bandwidth to business critical apps and to resolve situations where several traffic types compete for common resources.

You’ll need an enterprise pluc license to use this and you can also create new Network Resource Pools if you want.

  • It’s only available on a dSwitch
  • Used to reserve bandwidth for system traffic and individual VM’s

Allocates bandwidth based on VM shares, reservations or limits