What is the default maximum transmission unit (MTU) in vSphere?

In vSphere, a bound physical NIC can be configured to transmit and receive jumbo frames.

What is the default maximum transmission unit (MTU) in vSphere?

A.
1500

B.
5500

C.
9000

D.
9500

10 Comments on “What is the default maximum transmission unit (MTU) in vSphere?

  1. CiscoJedi says:

    At work, we’re using vsphere 5 and I just last week set the vmkernel interface to 9000 for our SAN. I additionally verified this in the v5 networking guide.

  2. Tony says:

    Screw you, VMware !!! Should have worder the question:

    What is the default MTU (maximum transmission unit) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    They want to trick you, talking abount jumbo frames, and then use the word maximum. Easy to pick up the wrong answer!!!

  3. Bharath says:

    Maximum transmission unit (MTU) is a feature, it can be set to 9000 but the default value is 1500. Correct Answer. Tricky one but makes sense.

  4. Rich says:

    Another bogus question. 9000 is the maximum, 1500 is the default. There is no such thing as a ‘maximum default’.

    These questions aren’t hard, they’re invalid!


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