100% Of Second Life Regions Now In The Cloud


Within the past few hours Linden Lab have finished moving all the regions on the grid to the cloud. Congratulations Linden Lab 🙂

The official confirmation came from April Linden on Twitter today. Well done to the Uplift team for moving all regions way ahead of schedule.

Stlit Homes Release Update

Patch Linden confirmed today that the Stilt Linden homes release will take place after Turkey Day.

[10:57] Patch Linden: What’s today?
[10:58] Patch Linden: Thursday

[10:58] Patch Linden: Guess what?

[10:58] Patch Linden: 100% of the regions on the grid have now been uplifted!

[10:58] Patch Linden: That’s why it’s been restart city, and that’s one of the things we had to get past!

[10:59] Patch Linden: Alas, the team still has some stuff to do caused by the various interruptions that’s all created, but that puts our immediate timeline for release to after Turkey Day.

[11:00] Patch Linden: We’re so close, we can taste it, but the team also needs time with their families too ;)

[11:01] Patch Linden: Thank you everyone! ❤️

Exciting day for Second Life news I think.

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 Uplift Cloud Update


On Friday 6th November Oz Linden and Mazidox Linden talked with Strawberry Linden on Lab Gab about the latest developments on the Cloud Uplift work that is going on. 

Everyone can watch the whole episode above which runs for roughly a hour. 

Here are some of the highlights…

  • The plan is still to have all of the transitional work completed before the end of 2020. 
  • A specialist company will be clearing out the Lab cages at the co-op facility after the Uplift and they will be disposing the old hardware. All user data will be destroyed. 
  • During the transitional period it has been significantly more expensive to operate Second Life. In the near future it’s believed operating costs will be reduced. 
  • Running Second Life on AWS can run more scripts and script events 
  • User-sensitive data is effectively hidden from Amazon (AWS). Linden Lab have put in strict contractual requirements. 
  • Estate / Region owners can file a support ticket if they wish to move to AWS
  • 50% of the grid will be on AWS from 10th November 2020
  • There is potential for a range of new land products on AWS in the months and years ahead 

Its good to hear Linden Lab is still on track in moving Second Life into the cloud and that more regions are now running on AWS. Hopefully the performance and stability will be improved over time.

More updates soon.