Relocating modules and starting up the kernel – Lenovo TD350

Thinkserver systems hang while installing or booting VMWARE ESXI with following message “Relocating modules and starting up the kernel”.

As a workaround, enable Intel(R) Trusted Execution Technology in BIOS setting as follows also make sure to have first upgraded to the latest firmware:

– Power on or restart the system
– Press F1 to enter BIOS Setup utility when prompted
– Navigate to System Security -> TPM Settings
– Change “Intel(R) Trusted Execution Technology” item to “Enabled”
– Select F10 to save and exit
– VMware ESXi can now be installed or booted.

Ref: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/servers/thinkserver-tower-servers/thinkserver-td350/solutions/HT500295

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