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Virtual Learning Center Education Preparation, Part 2 (Not just one install needed)

I admit, I didn’t think there was going to be a part 2 when I wrote “School is Back in Session, After a Summer Break. End To End, Here I Come?“.  Once I verified I was up to date with the Adobe Connect Tool I thought I was ready for class. “Wrong!”  After re-reading the documentation, I realized I will also need a Citrix client in order to be able to access a test system for hands-on work.  The Adobe connection is only for seating purposes, I guess.


I found this documentation, which also explains the “2 hour test” that had me a bit baffled:



Another  18 pages of pre-work.  A specific warning had me a little worried, as you may already have Citrix clients installed for normal work, and this requires administration rights to overwrite existing software.  Plunge on!

Figure A – wiping your hard drive


So far so good.  I didn’t capture the “you’re done” shot, hitting “OK” before thinking, so I tried to reinstall and get the same message.  No luck.

Figure B – you are good to go


That was just the first step.  There were 3 certificates needed to allow connections to succeed.  Each one had a link, and each one gave the same message.

Figure C – you are certified


Then I skipped around the screen on this page:



There’s a bandwidth test, where you pick your location.  It doesn’t seem certain that the back end servers I will connect to are in Philadelphia, but I picked that anyway.  I’ll try with other targets later.  The default was listed for me as “EMEA”; I wonder why?

Figure D – you have achieved normality


After the bandwidth test (I’m showing these out of the suggested order for a reason), there is the latency test.  It’s similar to traceroutes I showed in a recent ABAP Detective tale (link).

Traceroute From Philadelphia Gateway  My Public IP Address is 12.q.q.q

Tracing route to 12.z.z.z over a maximum of 30 hops

  1     1 ms     4 ms    <1 ms  169.a.a.a
  2    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms []

  3    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms []
  4     1 ms     1 ms     1 ms  12.z.z.z
  5     5 ms     4 ms     4 ms  12.z.z.z
  6     5 ms     4 ms     4 ms  12.z.z.z
  7    13 ms     5 ms     6 ms  12.z.z.z
  8     4 ms     4 ms     4 ms  12.z.z.z
  9     7 ms     7 ms     6 ms  12.z.z.z
10     7 ms     7 ms     7 ms  12.z.z.z



Once that requirement was satisfied, I reached the test that requires 2 hours.  No kidding.  It’s called the connection test.

Figure E – welcome, click here



Figure F – counting down


Figure G- you win



And, for fun, and also in the swing the the current SCNotties season, here is a screen capture of the beginning of the connection test.



The end. For now.

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