The Christmas / New Year break is when the host servers here (a pair of Dell PE-2950s) get their annual updates of BIOS & firmware, etc.
This year the downtime might have been all that little bit more noticeable to you (sorry) as I also took the opportunity to upgrade the o/s on one of the hosts. (The other needs some new HDDs, etc, but it’s on the “will happen” list).
To that end, I’m pleased to announce that Greiginsydney is now hosted by a server running Hyper-V Server 2012 (up from the 2008 R2 vintage).
The Dell downloads site doesn’t offer Server 2012 as a choice when you’re shopping for the components to download, but other pages on their site provided the reassurance I was after:
Dell BIOS Support for Windows Server 2012 (you’re fine on 2.7.0)
… and here’s the migration process in case you’re curious.