OpenWhisk - Deploy

The sls deploy command deploys your entire service via the Apache OpenWhisk platform API. Run this command when you have made service changes (i.e., you edited serverless.yml). Use serverless deploy function -f myFunction when you have made code changes and you want to quickly upload your updated code to Apache OpenWhisk.

serverless deploy


  • --config or -c Name of your configuration file, if other than serverless.yml|.yaml|.js|.json.
  • --noDeploy or -n Skips the deployment steps and leaves artifacts in the .serverless directory
  • --verbose Shows all stack events during deployment, and display any Stack Output.
  • --function or -f Invoke deploy function (see above). Convenience shortcut - cannot be used with --package.


After the serverless deploy command runs all created deployment artifacts are placed in the .serverless folder of the service.


Deployment without stage and region options

serverless deploy

This is the simplest deployment usage possible. With this command Serverless will deploy your service to the defined OpenWhisk platform endpoints.

Provided lifecycle events

  • deploy:cleanup
  • deploy:initialize
  • deploy:setupProviderConfiguration
  • deploy:createDeploymentArtifacts
  • deploy:compileFunctions
  • deploy:compileEvents
  • deploy:deploy
  • deploy:function:deploy
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