First of all, I really like the way you have described all the steps that you have followed and the issue you are facing; it really helps when providing assistance.
I have a Mac running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 and VirtualBox 5.0.10. However, I really do not think the versions matter here.
In addition to the instructions provided in the PVS Quick Start Guide, for Mac, you will need these settings:
Launch VirtualBox and remove the Pega Marketing/Decisioning virtual machine from the library. You can it again later (this is not absolutely necessary, but just a cleaner approach).
1. Go to VirtualBox -> Preferences (in the Mac top menu bar)
2. Go to Network tab.
3. Add a NAT Network under the NAT Networks tab (just click the + button on the right). It will be named NatNetwork by default.
4. Verify that there is a vboxnet0 network under the Host-only Networks tab. Edit and examine the settings. For your reference, my settings are as follows:
IPv4 Address: 192.168.56.1
IPv4 Network Mask: 255.255.255.0
IPv6 Address: blank
IPv6 Network Mask Length: 0
Enable Server: Checked
Server Address: 192.168.56.2
Server Mask: 255.255.255.0
Lower Address Bound: 192.168.56.100
Upper Address Bound: 192.168.56.149
5. Save and exit from the preferences.
6. Now, add the virtual machine back.
7. Go to Settings > Network. If you have made any changes here, revert them to the way it was when you downloaded the VM. If you do not remember what changes you made, it’s best that you discard the VM, un-compress the VM afresh and add it to the library. Ideally, you will not need to make any changes to the network settings at the VM level.
4. Start the VM. This got you past the Waiting for Network issue. The VM started successfully and Tomcat started (verified from /usr/share/tomcat7/logs). However you were not able to reach either prpc.local or the IP address of the VM (192.168.56.101) from the browser or ping from the terminal.
Then, the following steps were taken:
5. Go to VirtualBox > Preferences > Network > Host-only Networks.
6. Edit the vboxnet0 and change the following:
IPv4 Address: 192.168.56.101
DHCP Server tab:
Server Address: 192.168.56.102
Lower Address Bound: 192.168.56.200
After this, you were able to ping 192.168.56.101 from the terminal.
I have Oracle Virtusa Box installed on my computer and is working fine. But after i keep the system idle for long time, then the pega server is not reachable. i will have do stop the virtual box and start it again.
is there any setting that i need enable to access pega server after my laptop wakes up/after a long period that i access pega server?