Update: 05-16 08:30 — The rolling restart is complete.
Update: 05-16 07:58 — The rolling restart is 92% complete.
Update: 05-16 06:56 — The rolling restart is 54% complete.
Update: 05-16 06:02 — The rolling restart is 22% complete.
Update: 05-16 05:10 — The rolling restart has begun.
We are going to perform a rolling restart of half of the grid on Friday morning. This rolling restart will not include a new server deploy. This is related to work we are doing on the asset servers (specifically, we are redirecting the grid towards a backup asset server we have that we hope will be more stable; this will also allow us to do more serious work on the current asset server). To this end, we need to restart all of the simulator processes. The 18.104.22.168495 Server Deploy that completed this morning effectively did that for half of the grid, but we need to redo the half of the grid that was started on Wednesday morning.
All class 4 regions will be restarted as part of this, and a little less than half of the class 5 regions will be restarted. If you look at Help:About Second Life, you will find a line that tells you the host on which your region is running. That will say something like sim1234.agni.lindenlab.com. If the number after “sim” is less than 2133, the region you are in is a class 4 region, and will be restarted. If the number after “sim” is over 7000, the region you are in will not be restarted as a part of this rolling restart. If the number is in between 2133 and 7000, the region might be restarted.
The rolling restart will proceed between 5 and 10AM on Friday.