Month: December 2010

Extending the C drive Disk Space on Virtual Machine (VMWARE)

For Extending the C drive disk space on Virtual Machine (VMWARE):

Step – 1
Adding the additional space on harddisk 1.

Step – 2
Shutdown the system.

Step – 3
Mount the .vmdk file on another virtual machine as disk1 (probably it would
be disk 1).

Step – 4
Configure the disk 1 on second system and reboot.

Step – 5

Disk Part 1

Step – 6
List volumes

Disk Part 2

Step – 7
Select volume #

Disk Part 3

Step – 8
type extend

Step – 9
Shutdown the system

Step – 10
Remove the disk

Step – 11
Start the system A again (now you can see the extended disk).

Filed under: VMware (ESX / vSphere)Tagged with: ,

HEAT Report Generation (Host Environment Analysis Tool)

The Host Environment Analysis Tool (HEAT) is a Web-based application that Processes the output of the EMCReports script for the Windows Hosts.

In order to generate a HEAT report login to the EMC POWERLINK website:

Once you are successfully logged into the site with the valid user name and password, kindly follow the below link:

Home > Support > Product and Diagnostic Tools > Environment Analysis Tools > Host Environment Analysis Tool (HEAT)

Visit the Host Environment Analysis Tool (HEAT) Website

Upload the latest EMC grab report and then you will find the complete HEAT report. You could also send the same file to your registered mail is.

Filed under: Storage (EMC/NetApp)Tagged with: , ,

EMC Grabs Report Downloads Links

EMC Grabs Reports Latest Version downloads for Windows, Solaris, Linux, AIX, HP-UX, IRIX, REliantUNIX, OSF1 and for Heat Reports as well, find below the download link –

You need to have user id and password to login into

To view this FTP site in Windows Explorer, click Page, and then click Open FTP Site in Windows Explorer.

Filed under: Storage (EMC/NetApp)Tagged with: ,

Black screen when I connect to my Windows server via RDP

Why do I get a black screen when I connect to my Windows server via RDP (Remote Desktop)?

This issue is a known Windows bug that occurs when the primary drive ( C: ) runs out of available free space. When this happens, Windows often overwrites control panel color settings for the desktop and login screen, resulting in the “blacked out” login screen and/or desktop.

When the login screen is black, you can often still access the normal Windows desktop, you just have to alt/tab through the various login screens:

When you first connect via RDP, there are two blanks you can tab through, the top one being the username (which should be Administrator,or, whatever you have set as your admin name), then, when you tab again, you will be in the password field. After entering the username and password, you should be able to Tab/Enter, and gain access to the system. If the system was just recently rebooted without warning, another screen (black) will pop up, asking why the server was rebooted. You can type anything here, and tab/enter again.

Filed under: Windows(2003/2008/2012)Tagged with: ,

RAM for Microsoft Windows

Here’s a list of how much RAM the various Windows versions and editions support:

Windows NT 4.0: 4 GB
Windows 2000 Professional: 4 GB
Windows 2000 Standard Server: 4 GB
Windows 2000 Advanced Server: 8 GB
Windows 2000 Datacenter Server: 32 GB
Windows XP Professional: 4 GB
Windows Server 2003 Web Edition: 2 GB
Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition: 4 GB
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition: 32 GB
Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition: 128 GB
Windows Vista: 4 GB
Windows Server 2008 Standard: 4 GB
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise: 64 GB
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter: 64 GB
Windows 7: 4 GB

Filed under: Windows(2003/2008/2012)Tagged with: ,