Installing Google Cloud CLI

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This document shows how to install Google Cloud CLI before you install Anthos clusters on VMware (GKE on-prem).

To install Anthos clusters on VMware, you need certain tools that are in gcloud CLI. Use the following steps to install the tooling, including upgrading your existing gcloud CLI installation.

To install gcloud CLI and related tooling:

  1. Install gcloud CLI:

    • Install gcloud CLI but skip the gcloud init command.

    • If you already have a version installed, run the following command to list what components and versions you have:

      gcloud components list

      If you have the latest available version and both the anthos-auth and kubectl components are Installed, you can stop here.

  2. Retrieve the latest components and versions:

    1. Run the following command to update gcloud CLI:

      gcloud components update
    2. To install the anthos-auth and kubectl components, run the following commands:

      gcloud components install kubectl
      gcloud components install anthos-auth

Installing if you are behind a proxy

If you are behind a corporate proxy or firewall, the gcloud CLI might not be able to access the internet with its default settings.

For information about how to install the gcloud CLI in this situation, see

Configuring the gcloud CLI for use behind a proxy/firewall.

What's next

Create Google Cloud projects (full instructions).