GW Drupal Upgrade April 30th - May 3rd

April 28, 2015

An upgrade to GW Drupal will take place April 30-May 3, 2015, with sites being upgraded on a rolling basis. This upgrade will bring GW Drupal up to the latest version of Drupal core and also includes bug fixes to the Meta Tag module. There will be no visible changes to end users visiting your site.

Timing and outages

During the upgrade, your site may experience a brief outage of no more than 5-10 minutes. The sites will be upgraded in the following windows:

  • Thursday, April 30, 11:00am-6:00pm: All numbered sites, meaning those with a domain like “cmssite101.gwu.edu”, will be upgraded during business hours on this day.
  • Friday, May 1, 7:00pm through Sunday, May 3, 6:00am: All other sites will be upgraded during this period. If you have a specific need to update your website over that weekend, please contact atsmith@gwu.edu to coordinate an accommodation.

Please take note of when your site(s) will be upgraded, and refrain from logging into or editing your site during your upgrade window.

Should you experience any issues with your site after the upgrade, contact the IT Support Center at 202-994-4948 or submit a ticket online.

Questions: For questions or to report any problems, please contact the Division of Information Technology at 202-994-GWIT (4948), ithelp@gwu.edu or IT.GWU.EDU. Technology assistance is available through the IT Support Center 24 hours a day. Additionally, technology assistance is available at Tech Commons located in the Lower Level of Gelman Library.