Knative - Installation

Installing Node.js

Serverless is a Node.js CLI tool so the first thing you need to do is to install Node.js on your machine.

Go to the official Node.js website, download and follow the installation instructions to install Node.js on your local machine.

Note: You need Node v8 or higher in order to use the Knative provider integration.

You can verify that Node.js is installed successfully by running node --version in your terminal. You should see the corresponding Node version number printed out.

Installing the Serverless Framework

Next, install the Serverless Framework via npm which was already installed when you installed Node.js.

Open up a terminal and type npm install -g serverless to install Serverless.

npm install -g serverless

Once the installation process is done you can verify that Serverless is installed successfully by running the following command in your terminal:


To see which version of serverless you have installed run:

serverless --version

Setting up Knative on your Kubernetes Cluster

Please follow the official Knative documentation to setup Knative on your Kubernetes cluster. In addition to that make sure that you setup the corresponding Knative Eventing components for the event sources you're using (e.g. the Google Cloud PubSub component when using the gcpPubSub event source).

Setting up access to Knative

To run serverless commands that interface with your Knative installation, you will need to setup access to such installation on your machine.

Follow these instructions on setting up access to your Knative installation

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