Windows Server 2012 not booting on ESXi 5.0
- Create a new VM over the vSphere Client.
- As “Guest Operating System” use Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)”
- After VM has been created but before first power on, download the following bios file(http://communities.vmware.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/2139717-98102/bios.440.rom ) and upload it to your ESXi datastore into the folder of the VM
- Now open the .vmx file of the new VM and add the follwing lines
bios440.filename = “bios.440.rom”
mce.enable = TRUE
cpuid.hypervisor.v0 = FALSE
vmGenCounter.enable = FALSE
Power on VM and Server 2012 will install and run
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