Symptom: In Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2 you receive the following Warning when running the Microsoft Best Practices Analyzer.
What is Receive Side Scaling (RSS)?
Per Microsoft’s website, Virtual Receive-side scaling (RSS) is a feature in Windows Server® 2012 R2 that allows the load from a virtual network adapter to be distributed across multiple virtual processors in a virtual machine.
Solution: Complete the following steps below to enable Receive-side scaling (RSS) on a network adapter.
- Open up an elevated command prompt
- Execute the following command
- At this point, Receive Side Scaling should be enabled. Optionally, you can verify this in the Windows GUI. Follow the steps below for verification.
An official KB article on this issue can be found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg162712(v=ws.10).aspx
An official KB article about Receive Side Scaling can be found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn383582.aspx