THWACK Monthly Mission - Mission CTRL

Welcome to the THWACK® Space Center and the latest in Mission CTRL technology. Our job is to safely guide the S.W. Observability along as it gathers new information about what lies ahead of us. To help you get up to speed quickly, we’ve come up with 20 questions so you may better understand the abilities of this new Mission CTRL equipment. Also provided is a copy of the Mission CTRL Standard Operating Manual to equip you for mission success. Please refer to this when needed.

Over the next 20 days, we’ll look at how Hybrid Cloud Observability can gather the information needed to understand and find solutions to problems in your day-to-day operations. We’ll explore its benefits, including integrating with other tools, and see how it can help you discover the root cause of issues. The goal of this mission: provide a better understanding of how Hybrid Cloud Observability isn’t a revolution of our current offerings but is the next evolution in monitoring.


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

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

Answer all 20 questions correctly 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 20 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 3,000 points for this mission.

Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:

  • June 14, 2022: Galaxies Book  [Link]
  • June 21, 2022: LEGO International Space Station [Link]
  • June 28, 2022: NASA Air Rocket Launcher Kit [Link]
  • July 5, 2022:    Google NEST Thermostat [Link]

Grand Prize:

July 5, 2022: Celestron Telescope [Link]

Mission Shortcut Prize:

July 5, 2022: AuKing Mini Projector [Link]


A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on June 6, 2022. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until July 3, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.


Here at THWACK® Space Center, we don’t believe in shortcuts. But since we only have 20 days to get you through this training, Commander Sparenberg and Lt. Keen have agreed to allow this one-time exception. Oh, who am I kidding—we all love a good shortcut, and this month is no different. Complete the steps below between June 6 and July 3 to be entered into a drawing to win a AuKing Mini Projector!

An additional 1,000 points will be added to your THWACK account just for completing the shortcut.

Shortcut steps:

  1. Navigate to the new SolarWinds® Hybrid Cloud Observability online demo site
    NOTE: Use an incognito window or clear your cache/cookies if this link gives you any issues.
  2. Navigate to “Manage Dashboards” and select the “Executive Dashboard”
  3. Within the “Executive Summary” view, take a screenshot of the “server backups” widget and tell us how many server backups have failed in the last 24 hours


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Mission Terms & Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany

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

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