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-324.0.0-linux-x86_64.tar.gz 87.3 MB a0e0ca200a82af311fd282dda5cdd3cd547a0154f79cc97dac6beddcca865274
    Linux 32-bit


    google-cloud-sdk-324.0.0-linux-x86.tar.gz 85.6 MB 65b656b124b604a61855c57589b17f9eb2b4bff871e32ddfc88dfd3881fc19b1
    macOS 64-bit


    google-cloud-sdk-324.0.0-darwin-x86_64.tar.gz 87.7 MB a0c278171a736dcd2fb4fc3f6819299e27a3e05fedad05f1be8ff56f26460ad4
    macOS 32-bit


    google-cloud-sdk-324.0.0-darwin-x86.tar.gz 86.7 MB 1578a2d4d5fb810cc981d84037d99078e3f1eb625488f4d86a7f2053e89a274d
    Windows 64-bit

    (x86_64) 100.6 MB 2f17685b09fe1f210cc14b0d0858e08496621a675e2e513d8ab529c0a3d20607
    Windows 64-bit

    (x86_64) with Python bundled 134.1 MB ed24945be24de3066aa727e400662cce93ef9f048d51b2022d53b93aa3143b73
    Windows 32-bit

    (x86) 98.7 MB 6111a52f927bacb731f3467feb68d4e0df90d2bcd3abae6002278d638ce067eb
    Windows 32-bit

    (x86) with Python bundled 129.5 MB bc471f98730445dcd4f22f3eb3a5b38a313ffe45c9aa18f34270a77bdf326944
  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>.