ESXi 5.5 Installation stuck at “Relocating modules and starting up the kernel…”


My upgrade from ESXi 4.1 to ESXi 5.5 stuck again (see the post Error26002. Setup failed to register vCenter Server). This time it was the host installation. It stuck after loading all the modules at the message “Relocating modules and starting up the kernel…”

After some search in the internet I found this post, that gave me the solution. However, the ignoreHeadless setting reminded me that I saw something similar before. In a few seconds of thinking and one restart I found it

HeadlessMode

This is BIOS ACPI Configuration! Changing it to Disabled resolved the issue without any additional ESX configuration

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3 Responses to ESXi 5.5 Installation stuck at “Relocating modules and starting up the kernel…”

  1. Anonymous says:

    thank’s for the tip you save my day !

  2. edi says:

    great
    you save my day too
    thanks

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thanks a lot 🙂

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