Set Up Your PWS Account and Download the cf CLI

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You can deploy, update, and scale your applications on Pivotal Web Services (PWS), which is powered by the Cloud Foundry Platform as a Service (PaaS).

Sign up for PWS

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Each customer is eligible for one trial organization. A trial org has 2GB of memory and you are given $87 of Trial credits good for one year. Your trial will end when you either use up all your Trial credits or a year has passed, whichever comes first. Trial credits can be used towards app and task usage. Paid service plans are not available to trial orgs. You can add your credit card to your trial org an anytime which will give you access to paid service plans and 25GB of memory. Your remaining trial credits will get rolled over.

Once you create your org, you will land on the Apps Manager page where you can manage your org. By default, PWS configures each new org with a space named development.

Dev space tools

Install the cf CLI

The Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface (cf CLI) is your primary tool for deploying and managing your applications and tasks.

  1. Click Tools on the left navigation menu of the Apps Manager to access the Tools page.

  2. Install the appropriate cf CLI version for your OS.

  3. Run cf help to confirm that the tool is installed correctly. The example shows the beginning lines of output for this command.

    $ cf help
       cf - A command line tool to interact with Cloud Foundry
       [environment variables] cf [global options] command [arguments...] [command options]

Deploy an Application to PWS

You’re ready to deploy your app to PWS!

For framework-specific guidelines, see the Deploy Your App: Guides by Framework section of the help. For general guidelines, see Pushing an App.