In a play on the rap/metal band Rage Against the Machine, SolarWinds has launched their own version call Rage Against the Virtual Machine to promote awareness of the challenges that Sys Admins face dealing with virtual environments. Here’s some information on their latest Thwack monthly mission:
[important]When your shin finds a drawer that is out of position, it might put a strain on your disposition. A flat tire in the driveway when you try to leave, might make you start feeling a little bit peeved. But when all your VMs have escaped from their cage, you’re sure to start thinking that it’s time for some rage! Rage against the virtual machine that is. This month’s thwack mission, “Rage Against the Virtual Machine,” puts you deep in the heart of your virtualized environment. Solve the riddles, earn bonus points, and possibly walk away with the grand prize: a PlayStation® 4 Limited Edition Star Wars® Battlefront® 500GB Bundle. May you emerge victorious and regain your sovereignty over those mutinous virtualized assets.[/important]
In addition to the awesome prizes and thwack points up for grabs this month, they have also created a mission “shortcut” to earn the way cool Rage Against the Virtual Machine t-shirt by simply downloading SolarWinds Virtualization Manager and then uploading a screenshot of the “Storage” tab.
And now you do what they told ya and go check out their contest, maybe win some great stuff and go virtualizing in the name of…