Posted: 19 Jan 2016 13:05 EST Last activity: 7 Sep 2016 10:16 EDT
CLSA exercise system not recognized by VMWare Wrokstation 12
I downloaded the latest exercise system from CLSA course (lsa717_pvs_20150130). I have extracted and i can see the file Pega_7.1.7_LSA-disk1.vmdk which is about 10GB. I have installed VMWare Workstation 12 Player and when i tried to Open the virtual machine it is not selecting *.vmdk files, The player only lists *.Vmx, *.Vmc, *.Ova etc.
A new exercise system has been published for CLSA. There is also a new version of the quick start guide as the VM is now VirtualBox based. Please try a new download and reference the quick start guide.
please confirm something for me. The .zip to download for the LSA course VM should be LSA_717_VM_20160120.zip
From your original post, it seems you downloaded an older version of the vm, and it's possible it is corrupted. Would you be able to download the latest vm archive for this course from Pega Academy? I hope you can because we made some additional enhancements to the VM this month.
About the the error you are reporting. This error is usually an indication the VirtualBox service is not registered correctly, so it won't run. Sometimes, the easiest thing to do is uninstall VBox, then use "Run as Administrator" to install again. However, before you do that, you can try:
1) shut down Virtual Box. Then, browse to c:\users\<your user folder>\.VirtualBox and delete all files in that directory. DO NOT delete the \.VirtualBox directory. Restart VirtualBox and try to run the LSA vm. This usually is enough to make VirtualBox run correctly.
If number 1 does not work, you can try:
2) Open a Cmd window as administrator and change directory to c://Program Files/Oracle/Virtual Box and execute the following: VBoxSVC.exe /ReRegServer followed by regsvr32.exe VBoxC.dll This re-registers the VBox service which is usually enough to get VitrualBox working.
Let me know how you get along.
p.s. if you do not mind, I would like to document what you did in more detail for our troubleshooting guide. VirtualBox has been around for a long time but, as we (Pega Academy) only recently started using it I want to document issues are users are experiencing. My goal is to create a useful FAQ on the forums for troubleshooting VirtualBox. I will send a personal message to you on the PDN.
Thanks for your response on this issue. I will try to download the exercise system again. But i am getting the above error when i try to start the VirtualBox even before loading the lsa course. I have Windows 7 OS running on my laptop and trying to install the latest version VirtualBox-5.0.14-105127-Win.
I tried steps 1 & 2 but still getting this error. As an alternate i tried installing VirtualBox V4.03 and did not face this error but after loading the exercise system i can see that it ran successfully but could not connect to Pega from my browser (followed all the instructions from the guide), again i will try to download the latest version of exercise system and try again with VB V4.
Since VB V4 is no more supported i am trying to get V5 working.
Today I downloaded the LSA_719_VM_20160708 and tried playing it with VMWare 12.1.1. Once I play the VM and it boots up , on the console I can't see the url as mentioned in the VM user guide. In place of the url it only shows http://:9080 and below that it asks for vapp login :
Any pointers as to why this is happening, root cause and the solution for the same?