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Deploy an App to SAP BTP, Cloud Foundry runtime

Use SAP BTP cockpit to deploy an app to the Cloud Foundry runtime, then explore what was deployed and created.
You will learn
  • How to deploy an app to the SAP BTP, Cloud Foundry runtime using the cockpit
  • What is created when an app is deployed
qmacroDJ AdamsJune 10, 2022
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September 14, 2018

This tutorial assumes you’ve completed the Download and Prepare App for Cloud Foundry Deployment tutorial, where you should have a folder containing a sample Node.js app with a deployment descriptor file. You’re going to package the app and deploy it directly from your machine using a feature in the SAP BTP cockpit itself.

  • Step 1

    To deploy your sample application on SAP BTP, create a zip file that contains the necessary files.

    1. Open the folder cf-sample-app-nodejs-main which contains your sample app.
    2. Select the entire contents of this folder – all folders & files – and add them to a new file (if you’re on macOS, you can use the “Compress” feature and then change the filename from to
    Create zip

    Be sure not to include the containing folder in the zip file – you must explicitly select only the contents of the cf-sample-app-nodejs-main folder and not that folder itself.

  • Step 2

    In the SAP BTP cockpit, go to the Cloud Foundry dev space of your trial account.

    Make sure that the Applications tab is selected in the navigation menu.

    Screenshot of applications page
  • Step 3
    1. Choose Deploy Application.

      Deploy button
    2. Choose Browse to select the file you created earlier.

    3. Enable Use Manifest.

    4. Choose Browse to select the manifest.yml file (the one that you edited in the previous tutorial) in the same folder.

      Deployment dialog
    5. Choose Deploy.

    The application is deployed to SAP BTP and starts automatically. It appears in the list of applications and the status will turn green if the application starts without problem.

    Result of started application

    What does the manifest.yml do for my deployment?

  • Step 4
    1. Choose the application from the list of applications by clicking on its name.

      The application overview opens.

    2. In the Application Routes section, choose the URL to open the application you’ve just deployed.

      Application Routes section

      A new tab opens that displays the app information.

      CF application information

    At this stage, you have your sample app deployed and running in Cloud Foundry on SAP BTP. Well done!

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