Drupal 8 production service

Dear Entice community,

After some months of work and testing over the Pilot infrastructure, we are really happy to announce that the Drupal 8 production infrastructure is already open.

Please note that all your sites created during the pilot phase have been migrated to the producion infrastructure.

What is going to happen with my websites under the Drupal 7 infrastructure?

The Drupal 7 infrastructure will still be maintained (initial plan is to deprecate Drupal 7 at CERN by the end of 2019), and new site registrations will be blocked. For more details about the plans and schedule please go to  https://entice.web.cern.ch/announcements/drupal-7-drupal-8-migration

How to request one Drupal 8 website?

In order to request a Drupal 8 website, you just need to go to webservices portal https://cern.ch/web and select as creation option "Drupal 8"

There is a new functionality that will let you choose the type of website you want to instanciate, for the moment only two options are available, Blank site and Demo template. But new site types will arrive in the future to tailor specific use cases out of the box.

Please find here the difference between them:

Blank site

Demo template

  • Similar to current Drupal 7 websites.
  • Empty fresh site, without any extra functionality.
  • SSO and new CERN Theme enabled by default

  • Precreate website created by IR-ECO-CO
  • Built on top of a Blank site
  • Used as showroom of the new CERN Theme options and features
  • Should not be used as initial state for creating your website, use blank site for that.


Migrate existing Drupal 7 website into Drupal 8

Please check, https://entice.web.cern.ch/announcements/drupal-7-drupal-8-migration

Want to give feedback?

Please use Entice forums for any question regarding with the new infrastructure and themes.

A Feedback form will be provided in the comming hours via this announcement and if possible integrated withing the CERN theme of your website.

For giving feedback using this article, click the button on the right.

Are you experimenting any issue while using the Drupal 8 infrastructure?

Please don't hesitate to open a ticket, https://cern.service-now.com/service-portal/service-element.do?name=Drupal-Service


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