I was working on the Pega Academy SSA 7.2 online exercises. I installed both VMWare Workstation 12 player and Oracle VM Visual Box, both VMs started fine with specified IPs, however, I cannot reach the IPs – please see attached screen shots.
Try changing your VM network adapter settings to something else like Host-Only (sample screenshot attached). Be sure to wait a full 5 minutes after starting the VM console, then open your browser and type in the URL provided in your VM console. Your screenshots indicate your particular URL would be http://192.168.159.129:9080/