Q. How do I enable jumbo frames within my Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs)?

A. Windows Server 2008 introduced jumbo frame support, but it wasn't available within Hyper-V VMs. Hyper-V 2008 R2 introduces jumbo frame support for VMs, but even with this version, the Legacy Network Adapter doesn't support Jumbo Frames.

Make sure jumbo frames are enabled on the network adapters on the Hyper-V host. Then, within the guest OS

  1. Open the Network and Sharing Center Control Panel applet.
  2. Click the Change adapter settings link.
  3. Right-click the network adapter and select Properties.
  4. Click the Configure button for the Virtual Machine Bus Network Adapter.
  5. Select the Advanced tab.
  6. Select 9014 Bytes for the Jumbo Packet value.

  7. Click OK.

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