FedEx just dropped the carton in my hands, and now my day of work is ahead of me. I fully expect to spend a fair part of the day doing the upgrade and working through the issues, if there are some.
(BTW, the FedEx dude said that they are delivering a ton of these today. I guess the delivery date problem I experienced weren’t unique to just me!)
In truth, I think the longest piece of this will be all the necessary backup activity needed to pull this off safely. I’m not planning to upgrade the server, so it’ll be around while I do the upgrades. I’ll just add comments to this post as I go through the process… Enjoy the ride!