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-325.0.0-linux-x86_64.tar.gz 112.5 MB 374f960c9f384f88b6fc190b268ceac5dcad777301390107af63782bfb5ecbc7
    Linux 32-bit


    google-cloud-sdk-325.0.0-linux-x86.tar.gz 86.2 MB b20cb0b0258dfcd8415abd29e59511267ec6be00ae385fdb604b19a94b1123dd
    macOS 64-bit


    google-cloud-sdk-325.0.0-darwin-x86_64.tar.gz 110.1 MB da3cbb3157b98b1a5923e0866e3a1b8d35eadfd36b9a1f4a88ca3de6770ffb26
    macOS 32-bit


    google-cloud-sdk-325.0.0-darwin-x86.tar.gz 87.3 MB ca31b437868284fd1b03748e4f3707ad3c796379a1646775b073c4fd8255e529
    Windows 64-bit

    (x86_64) 123.3 MB 9a37be41a339d5b1da7713b757cbf4a0cd629873e637d222c6206945de38b967
    Windows 64-bit

    (x86_64) with Python bundled 156.7 MB a3d7ec0ae1a5c7abb8b600ec13cb533e61d4b04e2d88e424a6db69c16326a4a3
    Windows 32-bit

    (x86) 99.4 MB 765b1b48992321f362501bba01d16b84c3c0dbd87ca20e7230c79d827526f0ee
    Windows 32-bit

    (x86) with Python bundled 130.1 MB 8cb8fd5e2b75a2998d6cba19886ed7785a6d001cfd9efb3a95da3fb9e5073c50
  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:


      To run the install script with screen reader mode turned on:

      ./google-cloud-sdk/ --screen-reader=true
    • On Windows:


    Run --help or install.bat --help for a list of flags you can pass to this script, including those that can run the installation non-interactively.

  5. Run gcloud init to initialize the SDK.

    • For Linux or macOS:

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

    • For Windows:

      .\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>.