We will be upgrading the server systems that provide the Second Life service on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 27th and 28th. We’ll update the central systems on Tuesday and, assuming all goes well, do a rolling restart on Wednesday to update the simulators.
The changes are primarily internal, providing infrastructure for new viewer functionality changes coming up in Second Life 1.18.6.
The rolling restart on Wednesday will require each region to be offline for 5 to 10 minutes while the update occurs. Unfortunately, this will not be able to be delayed by estate managers. The restart will happen in “random” order across the grid (in contrast to many previous restarts that followed a North to South pattern)
More details and time estimates will be posted here at a time closer to the actual date of the work.