After installing the exercise system in VMWare, the application is not available. I have done several other trainings with Pega and after setting up the VM instance, I usually see a startup message with the URL to launch the PRPC login page. However with this download, the URL that shows up is 'http://:9080'
I have other VMs on the same machine with URLs http://192.168.51.128:9080- I can launch and access those. I shut down all other VMs. Launch the VM for this course and get the bogus URL. I tried using 'http://localhost:9080', but it doesn't work.
I really don't understand why Pega makes this so complicated. Why do I have to set up a separate VM for every training course (I have at least six different VMs for different training- BAE, DCO Architect, SA, SSA, Customer Service Fundamentals, and now a different one for Creating Customer Service Solutions). Why not just provide rulesets or apps that we can import?
In your case where you are taking multiple courses, downloading multiple VMs for each course may seem like a lot of work. However for someone taking only a particular course, it is easier to simply download and setup 1 VM specifically tailored to that course, especially when different courses requires different dependencies outside of simply loading rulesets, e.g. Pega CS requires additional installs compared to Pega Platform courses like SAE/BAE/DCO etc.
However, you may be pleased to know that for Pega Platform 7.2 courses, we now have a single VM for PPF, BAE and SAE.