Kernel upgrades and reboots are completed.
All services are active. All NFS mount points working. All NIS binding successful.
Only server where there was a problem was one customers private virtual server and that because he had configured SSL but the SSL certificates were not present.
Not really sure what changed, but all the machines booted significantly faster this time around. Not sure if this kernel boots better or if some changes Ubuntu made improved efficiency.
This impacts all eskimo.com services including shared web hosting, virtual private servers, e-mail, shell access, https://friendica.eskimo.com/, https://hubzilla.eskimo.com/, and https://nextcloud.eskimo.com/ federated social media services.