Quick Start

Complete the steps in this guide to install the Serverless Framework open-source CLI and deploy, invoke and remove a sample service on your Knative installation.

Initial Setup

There are a few prerequisites you need to install and configure:

If you already have these prerequisites setup you can skip ahead to deploy an example Service.

Install Node.js and NPM

  • Follow these installation instructions.
  • At the end, you should be able to run node -v from your command line and get a result like this...
$ node -v
  • You should also be able to run npm -v from your command line and should see...
$ npm -v

Install the Serverless Framework open-source CLI

  • Run this command in your terminal
npm install -g serverless
  • After install is complete, you should be able to run serverless -v from your command line and get a result like this...
$ serverless -v

Create and deploy a serverless Service

Now that you’ve completed your setup, let’s create and deploy a serverless Service.

Create a new Service from a Template

  1. Use the Serverless Framework open-source CLI to create a new Service with knative-dockertemplate.
# Create a new Serverless service/project
$ serverless create --template knative-docker --path my-service
  1. Install the dependencies
# Change into the newly created directory
$ cd my-service
$ npm install

Set up Knative

Install Knative on your Kubernetes cluster.

Set up the credentials

Configure your Knative access to work with the Serverless Framework.

Deploy the Service

Use this command to deploy your service for the first time and after you make changes to your functions or events in serverless.yml and want to deploy all changes within your service at the same time.

serverless deploy

More information in deploy command

Invoke your service's function

Invokes a Function and returns logs.

serverless invoke -f hello

More information in invoke command


Remove your Service

If at any point you no longer need your service, you can run the following command to remove the functions and events that were created. This will delete the resources you created.

serverless remove
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