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.

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 🙂

11 Linden Homes Themes Are Planned


On 3rd November Patch Linden posted that there are 11 Linden Home themes that are now planned after many discovered Patch new teaser image via Flickr.

The first five Linden Home themes listed below have already been released. The 6th theme is Stilt homes which are due to be released after the Uplift has been completed hopefully before 2021. The 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th new Linden home themes are still in the works. 

Patch Linden comment via the Second Life Forums…

I’m so proud of you all finally finding my teaser image!  😁

None of you have figured it out yet though.

For those of you counting the themes:

  1. Traditional
  2. Houseboats
  3. Campers
  4. Victorian
  5. Log Homes
  6. Stilt Homes
  7. The next theme
  8. The theme after the next theme
  9. The theme after after that next theme
  10. The theme that is after that
  11. The theme that is after #10

The pattern to my teasers is pretty clear.  I don’t tease well in advance, and the timing of my teasers is consistent with when things are due to be released.

Have fun!  😉

The lab may say something about the 7th and 8th Linden home theme during the SL Christmas Expo taking place next month in Second Life. 

We will have to wait and see. 

Second Life Cloud Uplift Update From April Linden


On Wednesday 21st October April Linden who is the Second Life Operations Manager announced the latest update on moving Second Life to the cloud (AWS). According to April there are now over 1, 000 regions running in the cloud as of now.

Over the next few weeks or so things might be a little rough April mentions in the blog post. The goal is to finish the cloud migration by the holidays. Hopefully this means Halloween but I do think it’s going to take until Christmas before it’s fully completed.

Now 1, 000 regions on AWS is a small number compared to the the total on the grid. As of 18th October there are 24, 979 so it’s still going take time to move all the regions across into the cloud. But 1, 000 is good progress I think compared with what it was like just a few months ago.

The lab have been working on this for a few years now and it’s good to know good progress is being made.

Here is the full blog post below…

Hi Residents!

I’ve come to ask for a favor.
We’re in a really exciting time in the history of Second Life. We’re in the home stretch on moving the grid to the cloud. We hit a fun milestone a few days ago, and now there’s over 1,000 regions running in the cloud!

Everyone in the Lab is working hard on this project, and we’re moving very quickly. I just got out of a leadership meeting where we went over what’s currently in flight, and there’s so many things moving that I lost track of them all. It’s amazing!

The favor I’ve come to ask you for is your patience.

We’re doing our very best to fix things that come up as we go. This means that we might need to restart regions more often than you’re used to, and things may break just a little more often than we’ve all been accustomed to.

In order to get this project done as fast as possible and minimize the time (and resulting bugs) we have to spend with one foot in our datacenter and the other in the cloud, we don’t want to limit ourselves to restarting regions just once a week. We’re ready to get this project done! We’ve seen how much better Second Life runs in the cloud, and we’re ready to have everyone on the grid experience it.

I’m sorry that things might be a little rough over the next few weeks. It’s our goal to finish the cloud migration by the holidays, so that everyone, Resident and Linden alike, can have a nice quiet holiday with our friends and families.

We can’t promise we’ll make it by then, but we’re sure giving it all we’ve got. The mood around the Lab is really positive right now, and we’re all working hard together to make it happen. I’m really proud to be a part of the team that’s transforming Second Life as we know it.

Thanks so much for hanging in there with us. We know it’s frustrating at times, but it won’t last for too long, and there’s a better future on the other side of this. We truly appreciate your understanding and patience as we finish up this project.

Thanks everyone. 💜

April Linden,

Second Life Operations Manager

Hopefully everything will according to plan and the uplift will be finished before the end of this year. However as always there is a small chance there could be delays pushing the migration into early 2021.

Update from Patch Linden on Linden Homes, Halloween Events and Uplift Progress


On 1st October Patch Linden posted a update on this thread on the Second Life Forums about the latest news on the uplift efforts, Halloween events and the progress of the upcoming Linden Home themes. I’m glad Patch posted this update because it’s been a while since we heard anything from the lab since the 17th Second Life birthday back in June 2020. 

Main Highlights

  • The Uplift efforts are “proceeding very well” which is good news to hear. The Uplift is expected to be done before the end of 2020 which is less than three months away. 
  • Linden Lab have been busy working on large scale events like Titmouse, Swagginator, the Millbank surprise and they have been preparing the Halloween Haunted Tour. 
  • The Stilt homes “can’t be released yet due to uplift and simulator availability constraints”. The theme after Stilts is in the “end stages of content production completion” It’s set soon to be positioned for release. 
  • The theme after that is “ready to follow it pretty quickly”.
  • Soon Patch will be starting a “regular town hall type meeting for Bellisseria”.

Here is the full update from Patch Linden…

In general, everything is still running full steam ahead.  There is a lot of work going on behind the scenes, and not just for my team, but across the Lab. The uplift efforts are proceeding very well and you’ll see even more about that soon I’m sure.   

As for me and the LDPW team, I took a real vacation with a bit of a daring trip to the house of mouse.  Prior to that the we’d been super busy working on several large scale events, such as Titmouse and all the fun stuff we’re just releasing around Halloween like the huge shopping event, Swagginator, all our gift and Halloween content, the Millbank surprise, readying the Halloween Haunted Tour and it’s modifications for the year and so on.  The stilt homes can’t be released yet due to uplift and simulator availability constraints.   The theme following Stilts is in the end stages of content production completion and will also soon™ be positioned for release.  The theme after is entering content production now, and the theme following is ready to follow it pretty quickly.

To that end, and as gently as I try to remind everyone, the Linden Homes model of home ownership is positioned as a constricted value proposition type of new user or starter home.  I have said before that at some point you probably would or should naturally want to “grow” out of the Linden Home ownership model and want bigger, better, more control, etc.  That is totally ok and by design, but some people are also perfectly happy with staying put in a Linden Home, also ok.   There are many other amazing land ownership options out there from Mainland to Private Estates.   No matter where you end up ultimately, we were glad you were part of something really special, we still equally love everyone and the community that continues to be a huge part of Bellisseria’s continuing success.

At some point in the near future, I’m going to start a regular town hall type meeting for Bellisseria.  Who knows what tidbits of information could potentially drop from that.  😉

Sounds like good progress is being made at the lab and once the Uplift is done then I’m sure the Stilts will be released soon after that. With three months left of 2020 hopefully the lab will be able to complete everything that needs to be done (see above). 

I do like the sound of regular town hall meetings for all things Bellisseria and I’m sure it will be very popular indeed. For now for the latest updates please keep checking the Linden Homes section on the Second Life Forums. I will be posting updates on my blog when new developments happen.