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THWACK Monthly Mission- November 2016

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This is one corner… of one IT environment, in one company, on one planet that’s a corner of a galaxy that’s a corner of a virtual universe that is forever growing and shrinking and creating and destroying and never remaining the same for a single millisecond.

In this month’s mission we challenge you to: analyze the past, fix the present, and prepare for the future of your virtual environment. You won’t be alone, however, accompanying you on your quest will be an arsenal of virtual monitoring tools known as SolarWinds Virtualization Manager v7!

The way we see it, if you’re going to build a virtual time machine, why not do it with some style?

Let’s see what’s out there, THWACKsters!

November Mission

Use the mission’s resources to complete the tasks and answer the questions.

Correctly answer each question during the week and you'll be entered to win the weekly prize.

Correctly answer all 20 questions over the course of the month and you'll be entered to win the Grand Prize: Playstation 4 Pro

MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on November 7th.

Once a question has opened, it will remain open until December 4th @ 11:59pm CDT.

Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.

Correctly answer all five questions within a given week and you’ll be entered to win the weekly prize:

Week 1 – Drawing on 11/14 Tardis Lego Set

Week 2 – Drawing on 11/21  Phaser Remote

Week 3 – Drawing on 11/28  Death Star Watch

Week 4 – Drawing on 12/5 Remote Control Delorean

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.

Good luck!

Weekly PrizesMon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Winners
Week 1: Tardis Lego Set

Complete questions 1-5 by November 13th to be entered to win

Week 2: Phaser Remote

Complete questions 6-10 by November 20th to be entered to win

Week 3: Death Star Watch

Complete questions 11-15 by November 27th to be entered to win

Week 4: Remote Control Delorean

Complete questions 16-20 by December 4th to be entered to win

Correctly answer all 20 questions before December 4th and get entered to win the Grand Prize!
Playstation 4 Pro
311 Comments
Level 9

proper geek prizes this month, love it !!

Wow... the pressure for 20/20 this month will be immense

Level 9

Ah well failed already...

be careful with your answers

Level 11

Oh ya.. Playstation 4 Pro gonna be mine 🙂

thanks Tintim​ for giving the price to me LoL 🙂

Level 11

very very true..

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Feeling lucky.

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We are off and running with the first green checkmark !

Level 10

I've been wanting that Tardis lego set for a while, it would be great to win it. Off to a good start with a correct answer today.

Level 11

Truly, there is much to be thankful for in this bounty.

A cosmic balance between Star Wars and Star Trek, as well as a temporal balance between BTTF and Doctor Who; all capped off with a wonderful high-end gaming platform.

A good month indeed.

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must

have

that

T.A.R.D.I.S

lego

set

This might just be one of the best overall months for prizes ev'ah!!!!!

And with today's correct answer i just broke the 100K point barrier.  Man that feels good.  It also means i have been at this for a while.  Am I and old thwacker? I guess i have to take the good with the better.     HA HA HA HA HA....

Level 10

Best. Prizes. Ever!!!

I "need" all of them.

This month is my birthday... I accept any and all SolarWinds prizes this month. 

Level 12

WOW - great prizes.  I can't decide but I really like the Phaser Remote.

You're all funny--prize panting.

Of course, I'm guilty, too.

Level 14

I can see winning the Tardis Lego set, and then my oldest granddaughter talking me out of it.

Level 12

I am not counting on winning anything I never win anything lol

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It's still fun to dream though.  

Level 8

Oh man, PS4 Pro! Want.

I'm totally so enamored with this community, I'll have to remember to thank my boss for buying into SolarWinds products so I feel the need to contribute

Level 9

Its is aplicable to only legal recidents of US,UK,Canada,Germany and Australia should extend to India also.

Level 11

haha.. i have waited for years now since solarwinds didnt do that... i shifted to UK.

I moved UK now and i am completely eligible for this 🙂

Lets see if i get anything..

Level 11

got the second green too...

anyone lost so far kindly inform as it increases the chances for me 🙂

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Is today's answer misworded?  The option that I think is the answer doesn't exactly match the graphic.

Level 10

Yep, slightly misworded in the (correct) answer

Level 12

Thank you guys for hint "slightly misworded in the (correct) answer"

Am I eligible since I've already won a PS4 from Thwack? xD

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Yes, you are eligible to donate it to me if you win again.

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I love the missions, the points are great, but even better is the way that the missions open up ideas and thinking on the various Solarwinds products. I've been spurned on more than once to try something new with our installation because of something that I read in a mission. Thanks for the efforts.

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129,000 more points until I get the game table.  At 3,000 points a month, it will be mine in 43 months.  Game on!!

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Please say it's A game table, not THE game table - I'm on my way there too!!!

Level 11

Not sure on that but donate it to me if you win again.

Q2: Phrasing? Seems inconsistent with what the answer says.

Today's answer choices do not match up correctly with the solution provided in the Hint link.  High Latency is not equal to High CPU.

Level 12

Correct rschroeder, as earlier post "slightly misworded in the (correct) answer".

Level 12

I'm too on my way for "A" game table

Level 8

It would be great - if this is extended to India.. wabbott

If Solarwinds won't extend - then we will have to shift to the specified countries...

Level 11

Thats what i did.. shifted to london 🙂

and i got hoodie 🙂

Level 11

Cleared day 3 question as well 🙂

I do not want Lego but very much needed the Playstation4 as i never had any playstation (one for myself).. so fingers crossed and prayers in place..

Level 12

Same here

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Warning...today's question requires renting your eyeballs for 18 minutes...and a registration...email and phone.

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didn't take 18 minutes....

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@Zibak, mprobus​ - Donate your points to me, I'll get the game table - put in my game room (with my pool table). You can swing by Vermont any time and play till your hearts content. Saves you space and you won't need a Playstation either as I have an Xbox One.

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Yeah...fast forward worked.  And there was no requirement to receive an email to proceed.  Infer what you will...

Level 15

I hear you manjunathbaddi

Our hands are tied for now, but we may expand in the future.

Keep saving those THWACK points for a rainy day!

Level 11

thanks wendy.. infact i was also like manjunath earlier.. now i am in UK and got my first goodie from solarwinds which is the hoodie 🙂

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Tempting offer.  I would like to visit Vermont.

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The Killington Ski resort is supposed to be one of the best in the country - and they employ a world renown coach. Unfortunately you have missed the changing of the leaves, but it's still a very beautiful area. We may be hiring some systems and/or network people early next year - hint!

Level 8

This one will have us all learning aboutwasted resources.

Level 10

Took less than half that time... hint hint.. 3/3... I really want that T.A.R.D.I.S. lego set..