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THWACK [Mini] Mission: Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

Community Manager
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The secret is in the data. You’re sure of it. Running the test was supposed to give you the information you need. But as the test ends, you realize…this is going to have to be done in person. You load the crash test dummies and send them in—so you can figure out if things are going as well as you think they are.

Numbers appear on your screen, hundreds of lines of raw data. Amazed, you reload your synthetic users into the car, laughing quietly to yourself as more and more real performance data accumulates. Slapping on a caffeine patch, you slide your chair close to your desk. Cracking your knuckles, your mission begins. What secrets will this data reveal?

Start the mission!



JUNE 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:
June 24th, 2019: Wireless Qi-Certified Fast Charger with Mug Warmer/Drink Cooler

July 1st, 2019: JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth Portable Stereo Speaker


Grand Prize:
July 1st, 2019: Silvox Massage Chair Recliner



MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on June 17th, 2019. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until June 30th, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.



MISSION SHORTCUT

Complete the mission shortcut between June 17, 2019 and June 30, 2019 to earn an additional 1,000 THWACK® points & enter to win a August Smart Lock Pro

Hit us with your best shot! Provide us one screenshot that shows a transaction that you have built in Web Performance Monitor. Use the following instruction to submit your screenshot:

1. Download a free trial of Web Performance Monitor.

2. Build a transaction and take a screenshot

3. Upload your screenshot for a chance to win!

DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT

WEEKLY PRIZESMONTUEWEDTHUFRIWINNERS
Week 1: Complete questions 1-5 by June 24th 2019 to be entered to win: Wireless Qi-Certified Fast Charger with Mug Warmer/Drink Cooler
Week 2: Complete questions 6-10 by June 30th 2019 to be entered to win: JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth Portable Stereo Speaker

Correctly answer all 10 questions by June 30th 2019 and get entered to win the Grand Prize! Silvox Massage Chair Recliner



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

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

134 Comments
meyer837
Level 10

In case the clue only confused more than helped (like it did me), referencing the WPM feature page is a bit more clear: Website Monitoring Software | SolarWinds .

geosca
Level 9

This week's prize looks like an accident waiting to happen:

     Hot liquid in an open container sitting on top of electronics.

     Two similar-looking circles next to each other, one heats up your drink and the other charges your phone.  I see lots of overheated phones in someone's future.

pgaryga
Level 10

Well that went well (Q1) not

Radioteacher
Level 14

I love Mini Missions!!!

RT

df112
Level 13

It's my favorite thing!  A mini mission.

Sweet prizes too!

justthwackit
Level 9

There seems to be some inconsistencies on the demo lab. yumdarling

Sometimes "Recycle bin" is critical and sometimes it's not.

If it is not critical, when you check the hint, just assume it is.

robertcbrowning
Level 14

Q3 I know that my maths is not the best, but I thought I could do.simple 'adding up'.

janobi
Level 11

The demo is fluctuating, when I logged on originally it had x amount of faults, when I checked back a few mins later it had y amount of faults.  Only problem being that y wasn't one of the available answers.

DanielleH​ - the lab is changing depending when you log into it.

tonedepear
Level 10

Based on this, I added +1 to my total (3 at the point I looked!), which came up with apparently the wrong answer. So...

I don't know.

abaker
Level 9

Same here, the answer I wanted to say was not an option. Sucks

roger_that
Level 9

yumdarling , It looks to me as though I received points for today's question, even though I got it wrong.  While I'm happy to have more points, I really would prefer to earn them.

danerada
Level 9

When do we get our 1,000 THWACK points for downloading the trail and uploading the screenshot? I did it yesterday...

Thanks,

Dane

janobi
Level 11

Normally after the mission finishes I believe.  But someone with more knowledge will likely have a better idea.

geosca
Level 9

How are we supposed to answer this question correctly if the apparent answer changes depending upon when you happen to check?  This seems to be a common issue with these demo-based questions.

ryhlen.schoeberl
Level 10

there is not a correct answer right now for today's question

jeremymayfield
Level 15

danerada​ probably after the mission closes about a week or two.  They usually put a date in there.   Do not fret, the points will come, eventually.

jeremymayfield
Level 15

There is always a correct answer, somes times one, sometimes three, sometimes, 3 - 1, sometimes there are a couple of answers, and or simply guessing A. option will bare fruit. 

justin.gray
Level 12

This is a family-friendly site. We should have no baring of fruit!

yumdarling Community Manager
Community Manager

Thanks for letting me know, Roger!

I'll take a look and let you know what's what

melonizame
Level 12

I thought it was just me with today's question.  What I see in the demo is not in the answer selection.

It is so hard as to not give away the answer while typing to find help.....

yumdarling Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi everyone, I'm investigating your complaints and will get back to you all shortly

melonizame
Level 12

Can someone post a better link for the hint on question 1 - DoD network wont let me go that way.

yumdarling Community Manager
Community Manager

What Jan and Jeremy said was totally a true story.

We provision the points after the mission is over

yumdarling Community Manager
Community Manager
brianj
Level 12

For today I saw 1, that wasn't an answer. Then I tried again and saw 3 which wasn't an answer. So I tried averaging the two.

JaRonLLC
Level 9

Sending me to the WPM hint put me on the right track to find the correct answer.

rschroeder
Level 21

I'm wondering whether today's answer should have included reviewing the Environment for Intranet from WEST Datacenter at a specific date and time.  The answers are all even numbers, but so far, refreshing the lab Hint at different times, I see different "steps" in error mode.

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I only see possible odd numbers as answers for the Steps in error.  Hmmm . . .

zennifer
Level 13

I lucked out ..there was an odd number in critical - and I pushed my answer on a guess !!!

ludovic.mag
Level 9

I will be happy to have an explanation. I selected 4, and it was not the answer.

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felixforbes
Level 10

I saw one icon as red but when I hovered over the icons I saw an even number that were in critical state. Luckily this was the correct answer so try hovering over the icons and not just taking them at face value.

Hope this helps

pgaryga
Level 10

Not a clue!

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janobi
Level 11

50/50 at least

liammiller
Level 9

Question 4 has got to  be my new favourite

jeremymayfield
Level 15

When in doubt select A. answer.

buchagj
Level 8

Can someone please fix the question for today?

Thank you.

melonizame
Level 12

poor thing did not get its cup of coffee this morning.

Did question 3 get resolved?

ferrashoo
Level 12

Today's question was easy ;-)

jhandberg
Level 13

I didn't get it.  I thought the answer was Friday.

goffd
Level 9

I know this has already been stated above, but I just answered the question for the 19th and got it wrong. The demo is definitely showing four steps in a critical state but the correct answer is two?

jeremymayfield
Level 15

Yes at the time the question was written it was 2.

melonizame
Level 12

also dont forget to add the html code "_blank" after the hint so it will open in a new tab

it is the little thangs.......

smoked_angus
Level 12

Tis now showing 4 - do not take the bait...

yumdarling Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Everyone!!!

If you got question 3 wrong and want a redo- a new question has been loaded, feel free to retake.

If you got question 3 right and don't want a redo... do nothing, sail on my friends.

yumdarling Community Manager
Community Manager

I did the thing, Todd

smttysmth02gt
Level 13

I don't understand today's question.  An application dependency is application + node....so how can one or the other be the single correct answer?

bharris1
Level 13

Yep, I read it that way too and missed it.

asheppard970
Level 13

smttysmth02gt​, I am not a DevOps person  but as I understand application dependency, it is not just application + node but also has to do with the systems/components on which an application relies in order to function.  This could be a node, a building-block component (e.g. .NET), or other pieces.  Also, the resultant text from today's answer is somewhat descriptive as to what appears to be going on in the demo.

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And, besides all this, there is only one system listed in the section of the demo screen entitled "Transaction Application Dependencies", which I think is what yumdarling​ might be looking for here.

smttysmth02gt
Level 13

I am not a "DevOps person" either, but as I understand dependencies in general, it requires a parent and child (or at least 2 components - if a fails then so does b).  In this case, I don't know what they're asking for because you're only given one correct answer as a possibility, with both components of the actual dependency as potential answers.  They should've specified which component of the dependency relationship they were asking for (node/application/parent/child, etc.). 

asheppard970
Level 13

Do they need to specify which component (of at least 2, as you mention) they are asking for if one of the two components is already stated in the question?

In the demo, what transaction application dependencies does AzureSHPFE1 from EAST Datacenter 2 have?

I guess my question becomes, if I follow your logic, can, and should, the question be the answer?

smttysmth02gt
Level 13

The problem is I don't know if they are asking for the node or the application as the answer.  Both of them are included in the dependency relationship and both are possible answers.