serverless - Manages a Serverless Framework project

New in version 2.3.



parameter required default choices comments
no True
Whether or not to deploy artifacts after building them. When this option is `false` all the functions will be built, but no stack update will be run to send them out. This is mostly useful for generating artifacts to be stored/deployed elsewhere.
A list of specific functions to deploy. If this is not provided, all functions in the service will be deployed.
no us-east-1
AWS region to deploy the service to
The path to the root of the Serverless Service to be operated on.
The name of the serverless framework project stage to deploy to. This uses the serverless framework default "dev".
no present
  • present
  • absent
Goal state of given stage/project


# Basic deploy of a service
- serverless:
    service_path: '{{ project_dir }}'
    state: present

# Deploy specific functions
- serverless:
    service_path: '{{ project_dir }}'
      - my_func_one
      - my_func_two

# deploy a project, then pull its resource list back into Ansible
- serverless:
    stage: dev
    region: us-east-1
    service_path: '{{ project_dir }}'
  register: sls
# The cloudformation stack is always named the same as the full service, so the
# cloudformation_facts module can get a full list of the stack resources, as
# well as stack events and outputs
- cloudformation_facts:
    region: us-east-1
    stack_name: '{{ sls.service_name }}'
    stack_resources: true

Return Values

Common return values are documented here Return Values, the following are the fields unique to this module:

name description returned type sample
service_name Most always string my-fancy-service-dev
state Whether the stack for the serverless project is present/absent. always string
command Full `serverless` command run by this module, in case you want to re-run the command outside the module. always string serverless deploy --stage production



  • Currently, the serverless command must be in the path of the node executing the task. In the future this may be a flag.


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