I came across the below article from the Vmware site & found worth mentioning it here. It provides the resolution against issue happening during windows 8 installation on the Vmware. ESX or ESXi servers.
- Windows 8 fails to boot or install on any version of ESXi or ESX
- Windows 8 is not working
- Cannot use Windows 8 in ESXi or ESX
Windows 8 operating system does not boot or install on ESXi or ESX