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THWACK Monthly Mission - March 2018

Level 15



“I solemnly swear that I am app to no good.” – Your applications

Does it ever feel like your applications are conspiring against you? Do you ever wish there was a magic spell to give you more visibility into communications between the applications you support and the network?

Okay, close your eyes and say the following 3 times fast while spinning around in the server room:

Eye of newt and ear of toad, grant me visibility into application processes and server nodes.
Zip, zat, add the cheese of a mousetrap; now let me see connection issues between my apps.

Did it work?

No?

Okay, but how cool would that have been?

Unfortunately it’s not magic. It’s monitoring.

Fortunately, we have a solution to help you mere muggles: SolarWinds® Server & Application Monitor (SAM). Use SAM to help you succeed in this month’s mission, and transform your unruly apps into applications managed!

Want even more ways to learn how to manage your applications better?

Be sure to attend our upcoming webcast "If an Application Fails in the Datacenter and No Users Are On It, Will It Cut a Ticket?" on March 13!

Also check out this e-book, "Monitoring 201".



MARCH MONTHLY 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: Harry Potter 1-7 House Editions


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

PRIZES

Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:

March 12: Harry Potter Remote Control Wand

March 19: Harry Potter Clue & Harry Potter Marauder's Map Mug

March 26: Golden Snitch Clock

April 2: Marauder's Map Blanket

Grand Prize

April 2: Harry Potter 1-7 House Editions

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.



MISSION SHORTCUT

Complete the mission shortcut to earn an additional 1,000 THWACK® points & enter to win Harry Potter Legos!

The shortcut is simple:

  1. Start your FREE trial of SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor!
  2. Take a screenshot of the AppStack Dashboard.
  3. Submit your screenshot below.




MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on March 5, 2018. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until April 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.



Weekly PrizesMonTueWedThuFriWinners
Week 1: Complete questions 1-5 by March 11 to be entered to win: Harry Potter Remote Control Wand
Week 2: Complete questions 6-10 by March 18 to be entered to win: Harry Potter Clue & Harry Potter Marauder's Map Mug
Week 3: Complete questions 11-15 by March 25 to be entered to win:  Golden Snitch Clock
Week 4: Complete questions 16-20 by April 1 to be entered to win:  Marauder's Map Blanket

Correctly answer all 20 questions by April 1 and get entered to win the Grand Prize!  Harry Potter 1-7 House Editions



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

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

299 Comments
MVP
MVP

Hooray!! New mission

Level 9

And off to a flying start

Level 12

Does "Microsoft" means "Microsoft Azure"?

Level 10

WOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!! Another fun mission for another enjoyable month

Level 12

Must because I got tripped up and didn't check it.

Level 9

Well, it does says "Providers".

MVP
MVP

and we're off to another monthly mission of greatness !

Level 20

Wow that was quick start into another mission!

MVP
MVP

easier to keep rolling than to stop and then start again.

Your mission if you choose to accept it......

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Level 12

Can't believe I bricked the first question, lol.  That's what I get for tackling it first thing in the morning, I guess.    Oh well, if there was a month for me to miss a question this may as well be it.  I am so, so not a Harry Potter fan. 

Level 12

This will probably come as a shock however I know nothing about Harry Potter.  I have a wife and son that have every movie and book and are avid fans so I guess any of these gifts would be excellent gifts to give either of them.

Of course I would have to actually win one of the prizes which is unlikely. 

Level 10

This might be my favorite Monthly Mission ever... Unless a Doctor Who Themed one shows up....

Level 9

Hope to monitor the Rack space infrastructure as well...:

OMG--a DOCTOR WHO MISSION!

Please make it so!

Not that I'm that big a fan of the Doctor, but I do enjoy some of the episodes.  There are some lovely morals to pick up as side bonuses.  I'm looking forward to the lady Doctor, even though the recent gentlemen Doctors have been fun and interesting.

I don't envision many alien Doctors--the show seems pretty species centric.  I mean really--a Stone Angel Doctor?  A Dalek Doctor?  I don't think so.

Level 8

Nice!

Level 12

Same here. Really rushed into it. Brick 

Level 10

Feeling good about this month. I see green checks in my future. Harry Potter and the Monthly Mission!

Level 12

Rick and Morty mission?  Or is that too ... gauche?

Level 9

Oh god yes!!!! I would be glued to the mission that month!!

Level 7

Excited for march mission....

Level 15

I am hoping we also still get a bracket challenge.   I love those.   It is march after all...  What say you DanielleH​ and wabbott

Community Manager
Community Manager

We definitely have something in the works. It will run during March Madness. Stay tuned!

Level 15

This is why we love you DanielleH you always have our backs...  Usually, and as long as we don't come to THACKcamp ever, ever, ever again LOL....

The Bracket Challenge is definitely one of the best parts of Thwack each year.

Level 9

Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that Thwack seems to time out, I used to stay logged in all day, and only had to login once a day. Now it seems that I have to login every time I'm idle for an hour or two.

Level 15

Yes its happening to all, you should see the other treads... 

MVP
MVP

Is the Mar 7 question, supposed to be multiple answer? I think it should. Should it have check boxes rather than radio buttons?

MVP
MVP

I think your right something is not right with the question or the answers

wabbottbrett.holzhauer​ can you confirm question 3 is correct?

Yes holding off on answering today's feels like a multiple choice question. How's the thwack access in Australia wabbott

Level 9

Yes, today's question is wrongly setup. Can I have that fixed and allow me another try, please?

Level 15

Hey guys, sorry about that! Q3 has been updated and reset.

wabbott never sleeps! Or, is she on the out of town in Australia? Maybe both?

RT

Level 20

Thanks for fixing so early Wendy!!!  Wendy is from Utah Radioteacher​!

Community Manager
Community Manager

She is in Melbourne this week, though.

Level 12

Good morning.

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Level 14

thanks Wendy

Level 8

Doctor Who would be awesome, but please if you do don't forget to include the original series that ran from 1963 - 1989.

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Level 20

LOL that's hilarious!

Level 20

That explains a LOT!

Level 12

The original was the best IMHO.  I grew up watching that right along side the original Star Trek. 

Level 9

If you would be so kind as to point me to the other threads I would appreciate it. I tried to determine yesterday where the best place was to post the question, this will help me in the future.

OMG,..... those Hufflepuff books!

Level 12

Bet you read the meme in your best Dobby voice...

Level 12

For one there is a poll at

Showing my (lack of) age, here, but Tom Baker was The Doctor to me and always will be.  Watched him on PBS growing up in the 70's.  Kind of like Roger Moore will always be Bond, although Connery was pretty awesome as well...ooh, a Bond theme!!!  Probably been done, tho.

Level 14

awesome.. simply awesome

MVP
MVP

Be careful on question 4 the dashes dont tie in with the word.

wabbottbrett.holzhauer

Level 11

Yeah, I wish I had seen your note prior to trying to answer it.