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THWACK Monthly Mission - December 2019

Community Manager
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Comms are up for THWACK® team and it’s time to buckle in for your next mission.

Azure-deployed assets are now on board and operational. Your ITOps are a go. Hybrid and multi-cloud metrics and performance insights ready for launch. Handoff to dashboard complete. Monitoring is up. Alerts on. Ready for optimization. Command and control with end-to-end visibility acquired—start your journey to a new high-performing environment.



DECEMBER 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 15 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 15 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 2,250 points for this mission.

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

PRIZES

Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:
December 9, 2019: Laser Projector with LED Nebula Cloud

December 16, 2019: Space Throw Blanket

December 23, 2019: Phillips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock


Grand Prize:
December 23, 2019: Gskyer Telescope



MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on December 2, 2019. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until December 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.



MISSION SHORTCUT

Complete the mission shortcut between December 2, 2019 and December 22, 2019 to be entered to win a Nest Learning Thermostat!

Shortcut Steps:

  1. Download a free trial of Azure Performance Optimization Pack
  2. Use Server & Application Monitor (SAM) or Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) to monitor any cloud workload or service and send us a screenshot. These screenshots could be any IaaS (VMs/Instances), PaaS (Databases), or SaaS (Office 365) workloads on Azure or AWS.
  3. Submit a screenshot

DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT

WEEKLY PRIZESMONTUEWEDTHUFRIWINNERS
Week 1: Complete questions 1-5 by December 8, 2019 to be entered to win: Laser Projector with LED Nebula Cloud
Week 2: Complete questions 6-10 by December 15, 2019 to be entered to win: Space Throw Blanket
Week 3: Complete questions 11-15 by December 22, 2019 to be entered to win: Phillips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock

Correctly answer all 15 questions by December 22, 2019 and get entered to win the Grand Prize! Gskyer Telescope



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

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

130 Comments
Level 9

I hate the OrionDemo hints, I can never get the Demo software to work at my company. 

Level 9

What he said! 

Level 14

I have to say I disagree.  I much prefer an intuitive approach that makes me interact with the demo, rather than searching a document for keywords and trying to make sure there aren't any "gotcha" technicalities that result in a red x.  I find that most times there's a question that links to the demo, I not only get it correct, but understand more about what the question was.

Level 9

Well, I don't see how I can answer the question from this:

Bleh.png

Level 10

Hmmm..... this one looks tricky.  So if a VM has "one or more child objects... in Down state", does it mean that this VM is not "running" and thus should not be counted in the number of running VMs, or is it considered "running" but just not optimally?

Level 13

I think you need to look at the cloud resource summary.

Level 8

Yes the cloud asset summary had some useful information bharris

schneiderstev  wrote:

I hate the OrionDemo hints, I can never get the Demo software to work at my company. 

Same, but it is nice to see on the rare occasion that I can get to them!

Level 9

I am looking at the state 'running' and not agreeing with the answer. Any wiggle room on this one?

Level 10

In that section, it does use the word Running next to the correct number.

Level 9

Question 13 asked how many VMs were running, but i got an incorrect answer saying there with a total amount. Not all of the total amount of VMs are running.

Level 9

Hovering over over each node in All Nodes yields a different result.

Level 9

...and now that I look further my logic has been disproved. Thanks for you insight fakeusername.

Level 8

"Running" is the keyword...

Level 10

No nodes were found matching 'AZSJPWEB01V'.

Maybe a typo ?

MVP
MVP

I took it as a typo and was correct in my answer.

Level 9

Looks like a typo for today yumdarling

I believe the virtual machine you should be looking for is...

AZSHPWEB01V

Level 9

Don't fret over wrong answers, we all get them from time to time... I have a couple of red from last week. I'm just having fun and accumulating points

Community Manager
Community Manager

thanks for letting me know! I'll make the change

Level 12

You may also want to change 'dirtysouthus' as those of us from the South hold a very high opinion of our region of the United States and a low opinion of those who insult our part of the nation.

Level 14

Whoa....I just noticed that.  Weird, since SW is based in the "dirty south".  Maybe they had a inside joke or something?

Level 12

ok boomer

Level 10

to save time, figured az was west, buzz

Level 7

Can you run it through an online proxy?

Level 7

Gotta agree with this one.

MVP
MVP

Ahhhh, I missed Friday's question!

Level 14

It's OK for you.  I was off all last week and missed it all.      

Level 10

I missed all week too- on vacation

Level 12

yumdarling​, haven't seen any end of mission survey points for quite a few months.....Can you look into this? I know I have completed the surveys.

Community Manager
Community Manager

Looks like you got the December one... I'll double check in January to make sure your name is on there