Linden Lab Introduces The New Second Life Public Calendar


The new Second Life Public Calendar

On 19th November Linden Lab introduced a new Second Life public calendar where everyone can view upcoming Linden Lab sponsored events and user group meetings. I think this Google web based calendar will be very useful indeed for the Second Life community. It would be nice to see this calendar somehow built into the Second Life viewer etc under the Help menu soon.

Don’t forget you can click the +GoogleCalendar icon in the bottom right corner and add it to your Google Calendar which is very neat indeed. Click on any event on the Second Life public calendar to see when the event will take place, the location and description of it.

Here is the blog announcement…

We’ve heard your requests and we’re introducing a new public Google calendar that will have all Linden Lab official events listed. This new calendar offers a convenient way to get an at-a-glance look at upcoming User Group meetings and other Linden Lab-sponsored events (such as the Second Life Book Club and upcoming Winter Wonderland snow fight).

To access the web version of this calendar, go to second.life/calendar, no login is required. 

You can additionally use this ICAL feed link to add it to your own personal calendar. You can also click the +GoogleCalendar icon on the bottom right of the web calendar to add it to your Google Calendar. Or, copy over individual events that you are interested in by clicking on the event and click “copy to my calendar.”

If you see any errors then you can reach out to Strawberry Linden at strawberry@lindenlab.com.

Second Life Main Grid Regions Uplift Almost Complete


As of Wednesday 18th November over 50% of main grid regions have moved to the cloud via Amazon Web Services. Today it’s believed that the rest of the main grid regions will be uplifted to the cloud.

There is scheduled maintenance today from 7am SLT through until possibly 4pm SLT (maybe sooner) The lab will be performing rolling restarts during this period and so there could be issues when rezzing objects inworld.


AWS (the cloud)

For example Oak Grove is running on AWS. Click on About Firestorm or whatever viewer your using to find out if the region is running on AWS.

You are at 175.6, 115.7, 20.4 in Oak Grove located at ec2-34-220-149-232.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com (34.220.149.232:13004)
SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oak%20Grove/176/116/20
(global coordinates 255,408.0, 256,116.0, 20.4)
Second Life Server 2020-11-12.552183


Linden Lab (data center)

You are at 145.5, 171.6, 24.0 in Debug1 located at sim10376.agni.lindenlab.com (216.82.51.26:13000)
SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Debug1/145/172/24
(global coordinates 239,249.0, 343,980.0, 24.0)
Second Life Server 2020-09-11T22:25:15.548903


Once completed Debug 1 and Debug 2 regions will continue to be hosted at the Linden Lab data center. The next phrase of the cloud uplift will start in terms of improving performance etc. I would expect that to take place sometime in 2021+.


Scheduled Maintenance

Rolling Restarts and Uplift for SLS Channels

Nov 1907:0016:00 PST

We will be performing rolling restarts for regions on the SLS Channels on Thursday, November 19th, beginning at 7:00 AM PDT. During this time regions will also be Uplifted to the cloud. Please refrain from rezzing no copy objects and remember to save all builds. Please check this blog for updates.
Posted on Nov 1714:56 PST


Hopefully before the end of today all regions on the main grid will be in the cloud. Good luck Linden Lab.

The latest uplift updates can be found on the Second Life Forums in the Server section and on the Second Life Grid Reports page.

I will blog more when new updates become available very soon.

Second Life Region Statistics – November 2020 Update


Latest grid numbers via the Second Life Grid Survey

As of 15th November 2020 there are 25, 302 regions in total which includes 16, 785 private estate regions and 8, 517 Linden regions. The total size of Second Life in square kilometres is now 1658.19 (KM). The grid has been growing steadily since September 2020 with more private estates and Linden owned regions. The adult and moderate regions have increased over the past few weeks however general regions have dropped by a small amount.

In the past week 103 regions were added to the grid with 82 being new private estate regions and 21 Linden owned regions. This is great news that Second Life is growing again and these latest grid numbers is a positive sign. I think the recent announcement about private estates becoming available again has helped. Interest for new private estates has already started to go up again in demand.

The lab have recently added the new Stilt Linden home regions (over 190 regions) and more regions are expected to arrive in the weeks/months ahead. This will improve the Linden owned regions total counts going forward.

Since 29th December 2019 there has been an increase of 680 private estate regions (2020 = 562 regions) and a loss of 118 Linden owned regions in Second Life.

Linden Lab Confirms 50% Of Second Life Regions Are Now Running In The Cloud


Great news to share with everyone today is that over half of the regions in Second Life are now running in the cloud. Yay!

Just got official confirmation from Strawberry Linden within the past hour. The heads up came from April Linden who is the Engineering Manager at the lab.

Hi Daniel, this is Strawberry. I have confirmed with our Sr. Engineering Manager, April Linden, that over half the regions in Second Life are now running in the cloud.

From the sounds of things it looks like everything went to plan for moving 50% of the regions into the cloud this week. Hopefully the remaining half of the regions will be moved into the cloud within the next 6 weeks or so.

Great work Linden Lab 🙂