Unable to complete Circumstancing Exercise due to Browser issues
Trying to complete the exercise for Circumstancing.
Issue #1: when trying to login to the personal instance of Pega 7 using internet explorer V11, I see only the navigation bars, but the work area is blank (white)
Issue #2: when trying to complete the exercise using Firefox or Chrome browser, when I try to create a Ciscumstance Template, I get the error "This ruleform is currently only compatible with Internet Explorer." ... (please see issue #1)
Thanks Eddie. I tried disabling firewall, reboot, relaunch VMWare Player, Open PRPC.VMX, wait until login prompt shows up.
I did a few pings within VMPlayer's terminal- I could ping public websites. I could ping intranet domains. I could ping the IPAddress of the PRPC.vmx server (192.168.15.129)-however pinging prpc or http:prpc. did not work
From IE, Firefox and Chrome I was unable to access the application (using the IP address or prpc URLs, all returned error "This page can’t be displayed"
OK, the issue is Windows is blocking the vm - that is why your browser is reporting the page can't be displayed; Windows won't let your browsers talk to Tomcat (on the vm). Given that you reported disabling the firewall, this is most likely a anti-virus/computer security software issue. But, there is one more thing we can try.
Confirm the network configuration of the vm is shared with your Windows pc. In VMWare Player, select the vm and then click Edit virtual machine settings at the bottom of that right-hand window. Confirm the Network Adapter setting is set to NAT.
If it is set to NAT, then some firewall/AV software on your laptop is blocking the vm. We might be able to get around this by creating a "Host-only" network. I would rather open a spot in the firewall or AV software (if your company policies allow that); it would be the easiest. What AV software are you running?
And, not that I think it would help but, download the latest version of VMWare Player. The one we provided is about 1000 years old.
I investigated and saw the Network was already set for NAT translation-I checked my AV logs and nothing related to VM was flagged. SO I thought to myself "JohnGalt, you are a CCNA- why might this network not be accessible?" and I said back to myself "Why JohnGalt, your company VPN software has a policy against split tunneling. Try disabling the Software VPN and conect to your office via hardware VPN."
So I took my advice, disabled my software VPN and "Bob's Your Uncle!" - the PRPC URLs now work.
So that's one to record in your knowledge base- potential policy issues related to Software VPN!