Breaking the #VMware ESXi 5.5 ACPI boot loop on Lenovo TD350
Do you have a Lenovo TD350 or for that many other servers that when trying to load or run VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 u2 (or other versions) and run into the boot loop at the “Initializing ACPI ” point? The symptoms are that you see ESXi start its boot process, loading drivers and modules (e.g. black screen), then you see the Yellow boot screen with Timer and Scheduler initialized, and at the “Initializing ACPI ” point, ka boom, either a boot loop starts (e.g. the above processes repeats after system boots). The fix is actually pretty quick and simple, finding it took a bit of time, trial and error.