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EXT. HIGHWAY - DAY
 
KEVIN is driving a open-top convertible with his sunglasses on, the sun on his face.  The car is moving down an empty highway and KEVIN is speaking directly to the camera.

 
KEVIN
(excitedly)
Hey – I’m Kevin M. Sparenberg and we’re browsing about looking for the THWACK community’s best tricks and tips on this inaugural episode of THWACK Tuesday Tips!
 
  KEVIN drives the car out of frame.
 
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But in all seriousness, everyone’s time is precious.  It’s the one commodity that will never be replenished.  Our goal with this series is to offer very short tutorials on the SolarWinds products.

 

You might ask yourself why we are doing something like this.  After all, SolarWinds has the SolarWinds Lab each month, the SolarWinds Academy with weekly classes, the SolarWinds Success Center with knowledge base articles, and THWACKcamp each year. Do we really need to have something else? To that, I say “yes.”

 

The thought process looked something like this: The quicker you can watch the video, quicker you get the information you need, the quicker you get the job done, the quicker you get to go home.

 

So, join me as with kick off with the first episode of Triple-T.  It’ll be so money.

Are you prepared to explore the deepest reaches of your data? The answers to your IT issues are out there, but they're often hidden far beneath the surface. Continue the journey into discovering unfathomable root causes and enlightening answers to confounding performance questions.

 

It's not every day you have a mission like this. Two parts, one month, and a lot of digging.

 

An ASTONISHING voyage continues now!



AUGUST MISSION Part 2

Use the mission’s resources to complete the tasks and answer the questions for a chance to win!

Correctly answer each question during the week and you'll be entered for a chance to win the weekly prize.

Correctly answer all 10 questions over the course of the month and you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize.

150 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question. There are 10 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 1,500 points for this mission.

Want to join the mission, but not a member? Sign up FREE now!

PRIZES

Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:

August 26th, 2019:  Terraforming Mars Board Game set includes Prelude and expansion

 

September 2nd, 2019:  Sci-Fi Loot Crate

Grand Prize:
September 2nd, 2019: Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset

 



 

MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on August 19th, 2019. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until September 1st, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.



MISSION SHORTCUT

 

Complete the mission shortcut between August 19, 2019 and September 1st, 2019 to earn an additional 1,000 THWACK® points & enter to win a Echo Show

 

This shortcut has two parts. You can choose to do either one of the following shortcuts for one entry, or you can do both for two chances to win our shortcut prize.

 

Shortcut #1 - Download and install a free trial of Log Analyzer

1. From the Orion home screen, navigate to My Dashboards\Logs\Log Viewer

2. Click "Configure Rules"

3. In Processing Policies menu on the left, navigate to Windows Events\Log Manager Rules

4. Take a screenshot of the first six rules listed and submit the screenshot here

DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT

 

Shortcut #2 - Download and install a free trial of Server Configuration Monitor

1.  Take a screenshot of a node being monitored on the Server Configuration Monitor summary screen

2.  Submit screenshot here

 

DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT

WEEKLY PRIZESMONTUEWEDTHUFRIWINNERS
Week 1: Complete questions 1-5 by August 25th 2019 to be entered to win:

Terraforming Mars Board Game set includes Prelude and expansion

Week 2: Complete questions 6-10 by September 2nd 2019 to be entered to win: Sci-Fi Loot Crate

Correctly answer all 10 questions by September 2nd 2019 and get entered to win the Grand Prize! Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset



Mini Mission Terms and Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany | Australia

Mission Shortcut Terms and Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany | Australia

yumdarling

Help Us Get to SXSW

Posted by yumdarling Administrator Aug 14, 2019

SolarWinds is headed to SXSW 2020, but we need your help to get there.

 

Community voting for SXSW panels is open until August 23.

 

Head over to the SXSW PanelPicker website and upvote our two proposed sessions. You can vote once per session.

 

Thanks for your help—we couldn’t do it without you!

'Tis the season of teachers preparing lessons and students stocking up on school supplies. Remember the excitement of back-to-school shopping and the anticipation of starting new classes?

 

We know things are different today (although it will never be easy to wave goodbye to sunny summer days), and as an IT pro, finding time to learn new skills is one of your biggest challenges. In the spirit of back-to-school season, we want to know your techniques and tips for developing new skills. How do you keep up with new technologies? What are you currently learning and what are you looking to learn next?

 

Let us know your tips and tricks—and how you overcome challenges—by August 22 and we’ll put 250 THWACK points in your account!

I am pleased to share that the THWACK store is back in business! We greatly appreciate your patience while we worked through a huge vendor transition over the past two months. We are working closely with folks who ordered items near the store close date to ensure that your items are sent out ASAP. If you placed an order and have yet to receive it, please email your order # to thwackstore@solarwinds.com.

 

You should notice little to no changes on your end with regard to the ordering process. However, you should see improved order accuracy, timelier updates on order status, and FREE BUTTONS* with every order! *All orders placed after August 30, 2019 will ship with fresh-off-the-press buttons.

 

We are working on bringing in a few new items to the store and would like your input: Which store item should we add next?

 

Happy shopping!

Are you prepared to explore the deepest reaches of your data? The answers to your IT issues are out there, but they're often hidden far beneath the surface. Begin a journey into discovering unfathomable root causes and enlightening answers to confounding performance questions.

 

It's not every day you have a mission like this. Two parts, one month, and a lot of digging.

 

An ASTONISHING voyage awaits you!



AUGUST MINI MISSION

Use the mission’s resources to complete the tasks and answer the questions for a chance to win!

Correctly answer each question during the week and you'll be entered for a chance to win the weekly prize.

Correctly answer all 10 questions over the course of the month and you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize.

150 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question. There are 10 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 1,500 points for this mission.

Want to join the mission, but not a member? Sign up FREE now!

PRIZES

Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:

August 12th, 2019: JBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

 

August 19th, 2019: Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock

Grand Prize:
August 19th, 2019: Go Pro Hero 7

 



 

MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on August 5th, 2019. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until August 18th, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.



MISSION SHORTCUT

 

Complete the mission shortcut between August 5, 2019 and August 18th, 2019 to earn an additional 1,000 THWACK® points & enter to win a FitBit Versa

 

 

Find your coolest application/server map! Use Orion maps to either build/customize your own map or show what Server & Application Monitor (SAM) automatedly links together. Use the following instructions to submit your screenshot:

 

   1. Download a free trial of Server & Application Monitor

   2. Navigate to maps via the left-hand drawer while on a server node.

   3. Create your own map, or let SAM create one between servers and applications.

   4. Upload a screenshot for a chance to win!

 

 

DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT

WEEKLY PRIZESMONTUEWEDTHUFRIWINNERS
Week 1: Complete questions 1-5 by August 12th 2019 to be entered to win: JBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Week 2: Complete questions 6-10 by August 18th 2019 to be entered to win: Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock

Correctly answer all 10 questions by August 18th 2019 and get entered to win the Grand Prize! Go Pro Hero 7



Mini Mission Terms and Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany | Australia

Mission Shortcut Terms and Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany | Australia

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