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
2 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms inetrtr1.phl.sap.corp [22.214.171.124]
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.