Installing from versioned archives

Cloud SDK provides downloadable, versioned archives for each release. Each versioned archive contains a self-contained installation of Cloud SDK in a directory named google-cloud-sdk that can be copied to any location on your file system.

Best uses for installing from versioned archives

Versioned archives are designed for non-interactive installation of specific versions of Cloud SDK and are useful when:

  • You require a specific version of Cloud SDK. For example:

    • You are scripting with the gcloud CLI or one of the other Cloud SDK components and want to make sure that your scripts don't break as the result of a Cloud SDK update.
    • You are using Cloud SDK as part of a CI (continuous integration) process or production system where you want to control your dependencies in order to ensure compatibility between parts of the system.
    • You are performing automated deployments of Cloud SDK to many machines that must be in sync with each other.
    • You are behind a proxy or firewall that requires additional configuration to be able to access the internet.
  • You don't want to perform an interactive installation.

Installation instructions

To install the latest release of Cloud SDK from a versioned archive:

  1. Check which version (64-bit or 32-bit) your OS is running on.

    • Linux / macOS: Run getconf LONG_BIT from your command line
    • Windows: Control Panel > System > System Type
  2. Download the appropriate archive compatible with your version:

    Platform Package Size SHA256 Checksum
    Linux 64-bit


    google-cloud-sdk-295.0.0-linux-x86_64.tar.gz 77.6 MB 4b2edde085211dc8f3c22478cf1f7b221a7a8852abb98f946e758fa5b8edc51c
    Linux 32-bit


    google-cloud-sdk-295.0.0-linux-x86.tar.gz 74.6 MB 4e7d29c39c6c1779d89d72b558e9dffa1508457e20863cdc21b2c1a51055400e
    macOS 64-bit


    google-cloud-sdk-295.0.0-darwin-x86_64.tar.gz 70.6 MB 06b9a978d776e39d1b0ef64e0d38177379a2f1233b24cbfdb37cb7974463ccc3
    macOS 32-bit


    google-cloud-sdk-295.0.0-darwin-x86.tar.gz 68.6 MB e308dd1942fa2b398db78db500da4cda989e9da344dbc82bfe4ef4cf43470b5f
    Windows 64-bit

    (x86_64) 297.9 MB 71c697f4ff2d6a785767006f18c7702862307fb32fd4872832c13ed3eda82ff0
    Windows 64-bit

    (x86_64) with Python bundled 336.2 MB 7852fc656a8974e19b34a3963cde472297060414456ac56061862456a8cdf9fb
    Windows 32-bit

    (x86) 283.8 MB 636819190dc1abd7035901c0835df4183656e1271ea0e9709f5862f1c300911e
    Windows 32-bit

    (x86) with Python bundled 318.1 MB f57f4f796aa4eab06970a905458193c43f8a3c58f1333b218233744c67273bc9
  3. Extract the contents of the file to any location on your file system. Preferably, this is your Home folder.

  4. Optional. If you'd like to add Cloud SDK tools to your path, run the install script. This should be run from the root of the folder you extracted above. Running this script will also generate instructions to enable command completion in your bash shell (Linux and macOS only) and enable usage reporting.

    • On Linux or macOS:

    • On Windows:


    Run --help or install.bat --help for a list of flags you can pass to this script.

  5. Run gcloud init to initialize the SDK:

    ./google-cloud-sdk/bin/gcloud init

Previous versions

Previous versions of Cloud SDK are available in the download archive in Google Cloud Storage. They are directly accessible through<archive_name>.