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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
Level 9

@yumdarling I think what the others are pointing out is that the "question" isn't actually a question.  It's a statement, so we're wondering how we're supposed to answer a statement.

Community Manager
Community Manager

I seeeeeeeeee. That would be an issue! Thanks for explaining. i went ahead and changed the question so it's a question 🙂

 

Also just an FYI that we are wayyyyyyyy under threshold for a reset on this one - so thanks for bearing with me and using your logical minds!

 

As always if you wanna dispute anything, feel free to DM me!

 

Yum

Level 10

Wait... for Wednesday's question, did the answer options that are considered correct change or were the answer choices just reworded to be more clear while the fact of being correct or not remained unchanged?

One of the choices can be inferred to be correct but is not explicitly stated in the hint.  So do I infer or not?

MVP
MVP

In the running for the Pi this week!!  My only red x was day 1  ...ugh!

Level 9

This is kind of a hokey one.  I think it's more how the release notes break things out rather than the question itself.  From doing these for a couple years now, I find that when in doubt, there is alway a most likely answer.  I'll bet that would work out real well for you.

Level 9

That was in reference to yesterday's question BTW.  Todays was super easy.

Level 20

I can't see any of the questions anymore???

MVP
MVP

@ecklerwr1  are you still logged in?

I am not having any issues seeing the questions but I find from time to time I get logged out and I can't see the questions.

Level 20

How could I post if I'm not logged in?

Level 20

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Level 20

I just logged out and back in and still see none of the questions anymore on either this or the other challenge.  Everything else seems to be there.  I've never seen this before... this is a new one.

Bill

Level 20

Here's the top part... I forget where the questions are supposed to be squeezed in here:

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MVP
MVP

Hmmm, I usually have to wait a minute for the questions section to populate after I refresh the screen.

So I am not sure what is occuring.  

 

Level 20

I'm not sure I'm a fan of BrightTalk...

Level 20

I just hope this didn't get added to some new block list?

Level 20

I'm guessing a domain or something got added to a block list... I see this in the store now:

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Level 20

FWIW my questions and store are back now... it was new Cisco Firepower IPDS rules pushed out by Cisco that started blocking the questions and some of thwack for some reason.

Bill

Level 20

Not the first time Cisco updates for firepower has caused issues... never saw them block parts of Thwack before though!  For some reason the new rules thought the store and questions in both of the challenges were something that needed to be blocked?  Go figure.

Level 8

Todays hint opened up to a blank page for me.  I was able to edit the url to get to the right page.  I created this Link in case anyone needs help.

Level 10

Monday's true/false question contains several reference that are neither confirmed nor denied on the hint page, even when following the relevant links.  Am I missing something?

Level 10

ecklerwr1, you initially said you couldn't see the questions for this and the "other challenge".  What "other challenge" are you referring to?  When I search "Mission" or "Mini", I latest mini mission that comes up is from April.  Did they rename the mini-missions to something else?

Level 9

@geosca There was a mini mission that's still open until the end of the weekend (though I only went looking for it due to your comment, so thanks!)- https://thwack.solarwinds.com/t5/Announcements-Blogs/THWACK-Mini-Mission-Database-Performance-Analyz... 

Level 10

I did not see the link to the survey today. I want to be honest and say "Yes" and not cheat Thwack for points 🙂

MVP
MVP

The word "survey" is the link.  Hover your mouse pointer over it to see.

Am I missing something?  I'm not seeing a link to the survey...thwack.PNG

Ignore my last comment, my coffee was kicking in...

Level 10

Another AWESOME mission completed. Good information presented in a fun format with THWACK points. Can't go wrong there. Thanks, and please keep them coming. Congratulations to all the winners!

Level 12

Well my coffee hasnt kicked in.  I cant find it.

Level 12

I believe I found it - but not on this page

Level 9

I finally finished a month with all green!  Who are the last two prize winners? 

Level 8

@yumdarlingare we going to have a mission for July 2020? 

 

Community Manager
Community Manager

@danram012 YESSSS. There will be a mission and a mini mission in July! Mission starts on Monday!

Level 8

@yumdarlingsorry to trouble you  any news for me please PM thank you 

Level 10

@yumdarling 

Hi,

Not yet received Last question survey points of June mission(250 points).

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