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THWACK Monthly Mission - June 2020

Community Manager

 

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It’s finally summer and you know what that meansCAMP! This year, you’re going to your favorite bug-free establishment. There’ll be computers and bonfires, databases and surf, security and sun. Is there any better way to spend your summer? 

The best part is you can leave the mosquito spray and chemicals behind! With SolarWinds® Security Event Manager (SEM), Server Configuration Monitor, Access Rights Manager, Identity Monitor, Patch Manager, and Network Configuration Manager, you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy those warm summer nights. 

 

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


PRIZES

Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:
June 8, 2020: Lightweight double camping hammock

June 15, 2020: Portable Solar Panel Charger  

June 22, 2020: Rasberry Pi 4 Model B (build your own computer)

June 29, 2020: The North Face Borealis Backpack

Grand Prize:
June 29, 2020: 

Celestron - PowerSeeker 127EQ Telescope

MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on June 1, 2020. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until June 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.

MISSION SHORTCUT


Complete the mission shortcut between June 1, 2020 and June 29, 2020 to be entered to win Mini Drone Quadcopter - Ryze Tech Tello!

 SolarWinds® Server Configuration Monitor is designed to quickly reveal when server or application configurations change, who’s changing them, how they were changed, and if a change affected performance. Helping you get the necessary visibility to troubleshoot faster, improve security, and demonstrate compliance.

 Shortcut Steps:

  1. Go to https://www.solarwinds.com/server-configuration-monitor/registration and download a free trial of SCM

  2. Follow the steps under https://documentation.solarwinds.com/en/Success_Center/SCM/Content/SCM_Getting_Started_Guide.htm

  3. Submit a screenshot of add a node to SCM: The first step to start monitoring with SCM


DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT



 

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

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

134 Comments
MVP
MVP

Thanks @scott.zimmerman   

Level 12

I have one question:

On the page that @scott.zimmerman hinted about is Active Directory and Azure Active Directory synonyms(sp) of each other?

Level 9

Based on scott's hint and assuming AD and Azure AD were synonyms I was able to get the correct answer.

Level 10

when in doubt select all..

MVP
MVP

OMG - I don't know where to post this ...TOO HAPPY TO THINK...   SOLARWINDS MADE MY FRIDAY!!!!  I just got my MVP SWAG .. Unbelievable ... I am speechless .. and that does not happen too often!!!

Much respect and happy Friday to you all!  

Zennifer!

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Level 9

@yumdarling Hello  I do see the 5000 points for 2020 Customer Census Survey closed on June 6 in my account - thank you  -  but I do not see yet 2000 points  for Version Upgrade Survey closed on May 31 - unless I'm mistaken - could you please look into this and put points in my account or let me know -  thank you 

Level 12

@batye where is that located at now?  I cant find it now with the update web page.

Level 9

week 3 day 2: link sends me to the

404 ZONE

This link works: (same page)

https://documentation.solarwinds.com/archive/pdf/ARM/ARM_2020-2_Release_Notes.pdf

Level 12

@yumdarling Week 3 Q.12 link is broken, pointing to RC version of docs:

   https://documentation.solarwinds.com/archive/pdf/ARM/ARM_2020-2_RC_Release_Notes.pdf

 I believe this is the droid link you're looking for: https://documentation.solarwinds.com/archive/pdf/ARM/ARM_2020-2_Release_Notes.pdf

 

Level 9

Hi,

@yumdarling

Getting page error when clicking on hint for todays question.

Below link hints the answer,

https://documentation.solarwinds.com/en/Success_Center/ARM/Content/Release_Notes/ARM_2020-2_release_...

Level 12

Week 3 Day 12 link goes to a 404.

Link to the answer is, I believe here: https://documentation.solarwinds.com/en/Success_Center/ARM/Content/Release_Notes/ARM_2020-2_release_...

 

@yumdarling 

Level 9

Today's link (6/16/20) is broken 😞

Here is an alternate link to the document:

https://documentation.solarwinds.com/en/Success_Center/ARM/Content/Release_Notes/ARM_2020-2_release_...

Level 12

@chrispacificodid my link not work?

MVP
MVP

the link @gcp provided: 

 https://documentation.solarwinds.com/archive/pdf/ARM/ARM_2020-2_Release_Notes.pdf

 

has the correct info for todays question.

 

Level 9

@stuartd - Apologies, I did not see your message on here...and yes, your link worked too.

The help link for today's question is broken, but the Release Notes helped me answer the question correctly:

https://documentation.solarwinds.com/en/Success_Center/ARM/Content/Release_Notes/ARM_2020-2_release_...

Level 10
Level 8

I believe the document location has changed from the one linked to here: https://documentation.solarwinds.com/archive/pdf/ARM/ARM_2020-2_Release_Notes.pdf

Level 14

404 error on the release notes

Level 8

Ruh roh, @yumdarling. Getting a 404 error on the linked page for today's (Day 12) hint. 🙃

 

https://documentation.solarwinds.com/archive/pdf/ARM/ARM_2020-2_RC_Release_Notes.pdf

Level 13

hi the link for the hint on Day 12 is broken. you can find the answer on this page:-

 

https://documentation.solarwinds.com/en/Success_Center/ARM/Content/Release_Notes/ARM_2020-2_release_...

 

 

Level 9

Wish I would have checked the comments first for today. The web page didn't exist so I took a stab at it instead of doing my research...

Community Manager
Community Manager

Thanks for letting me know about the link, everyone. I'm just verifying with the team that the new link is ok and then I will update. 

Yum

Level 9

@dmvrtisjrI did the same thing and got a big red X. Should have checked the comments first. *facepalm*

Level 8

Yeah need to remember to check the comments... Big Red X today

Level 10

And it doesn't follow the typical pattern for these kinds of questions!!!!  Sneaky release notes.  🙂

Level 11

DOH!!!!!!!!!!! didnt see the comments for today. Got it wrong since I tried to use a hint from last week. @yumdarling any way you can reset wrong answers for today???

Level 7

Thanks to everyone that posted the links to today's (6/16) hint but as of 11:52am Eastern the hint link in the question is still throwing a 404 error.

@yumdarling 

Level 9

Week 3 Day 12 hint goes to an error page.

Level 11

I got a 404 error. Guessed and got it wrong lol.

Level 12

Instead of looking here, I searched for the release notes and found:

https://documentation.solarwinds.com/en/Success_Center/ARM/Content/Release_Notes/ARM_2020-2_release_...

MVP
MVP

Thanks everyone for sharing the correct link for hint today!!  I really like SolarWinds 404 error page!!!

Level 9

Oof, hint took me to a black hole, so I took a shot at today's question... Guess I'm looking at a red X. Completely my own fault, but a reset would be nice since the hint is dead? A man can dream.

@yumdarling Can i get a Redo as the hint took me to an error

 

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Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi friends! I went ahead and reset since we went over the threshold - I also corrected the link.

xoxoxo Yum

Level 14

Booooo - today's question specified 2 options that were not listed on the hint page, yet were marked as correct answers.

Level 9

I concur. I found 3 of the options, but one was clearly not on any of the documentation that I saw even after digging deeper. Not good.

Level 10

@yumdarling it says I got the answer wrong but it shows me the correct answer which is the same as what I had selected.

Level 12

OK found the answers but waiting on confirmation before I click submit.

Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi friends!

Can someone DM me with more specifics as to what you're not finding in today's hint? I found the correct answers, but I also have confirmation bias 🙂

Thanks!

Community Manager
Community Manager

Thanks to the people who DMed! Your dedication to our Monthly Missions amazes me and warms my heart.

They explained the issue succinctly and I have thusly reworded the answer to be closer to the hint.

I also reset wrong answers so feel free to retry.

 

Thanks again!

Yum

Community Manager
Community Manager
Level 12

Level 12

I got the question wrong after all this:  🙂

Spoiler
Spoiler
Isn't this:  "It offers network compliance tools to help you view, control, and audit network settings",  what B answer is saying?

Today's question is... lacking the actual question, I believe ... ?

Level 14

A twitchy finger is too much to get the correct boxes checked. oops.  

Level 11

@undesired_result I agree.  Is it asking which doesn't belong?  Which features are new?

Level 9

@yumdarling So what's the question today?

Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi friends! I'm seeing the question and all the answers - are some of you not seeing it at all?

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@yumdarling the issue is that it's not really a question ... we can SEE the text, but where is the question? I mean, there isn't even an actual question mark.