This article explains well on how to upgrade an ESXi from 6.7 to 7.0. For me it didn’t allow as it was aking minimum ESXi version in the system as 7.0. But it allowed to patch from 7.0 to 7.0U3d patch. It was a great experience.
Source: How to Upgrade ESXi 6.7 to 7.0 by Using Multiple Methods
This page provides you a quick summary on what is AQLEN and DQLEN in ESXi.
AQLEN is the adaptor queue length. This should be derived from storage adaptor queue depth, which is the maximum commands which can be in the queue waiting for process.
DQLEN is the device queue length. This should be derived from storage device(usually drives) queue depth, which is the maximum commands which can be in the queue waiting for process.
Source: ESXTOP & Queues – VMware Technology Network VMTN
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