If you can read this, the outage is mitigated or over.
I used to deliver pizzas. We had a 30-minute or it's free guarantee. I can understand how that could lead to trouble, especially if leaning toward responsible driving. However, when for reasons of time compression we decided to go with delivery pizza tonight, I found disappointment in the expected hour-long wait.
With a little help I was finally able to get my server's firmware upgraded, and with that I was able to very quickly get Solaris 11.2 running. Now I need to plan out the VMs and port the services from the underpowered machine.
I guess that was meant to be a little bit of hyperbole, but it does seem a little bit like Oracle doesn't want to help people use their hardware. At least not their older hardware.
OK, so the download speed consistently tests at 40Mb/s or a little higher, compared with the 15-20Mb/s of the old service, but there's still some stuff left to be ironed out, and about a week before the "customer satisfaction" back-out option wanes (and I'm "stuck" with this for a year).
It's been about a month since anything significant, and that was a hundred visitors making a thousand requests (total, not each). Again, barely background noise.
I received my new Internet connecting hardware in the mail today. Inside it says that the service won't be available until after 5PM today, and suggests I wait to connect it until after that. I'll wait, probably until tomorrow night or Saturday or whenever I get more than a few hours to get this configured.