Installing with yum (Red Hat and CentOS)

Cloud SDK is available in package format for installation on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, Fedora 32, and CentOS 7 systems. This package contains the gcloud, gcloud alpha, gcloud beta, gsutil, and bq commands only. It does not include kubectl or the App Engine extensions required to deploy an application using gcloud commands, which can be installed separately.

Note: If you are using an instance on Google Compute Engine, Cloud SDK is installed by default.

  1. Update YUM with Cloud SDK repo information:
    sudo tee -a /etc/yum.repos.d/google-cloud-sdk.repo << EOM
    name=Google Cloud SDK

    Important: The second line of gpgkey must be indented as shown.

  2. Install the Cloud SDK:
    yum install google-cloud-sdk
    Note: For additional yum options, such as disabling prompts or dry runs, refer to the yum man pages.
  3. Optionally, install any of these additional components:
    • google-cloud-sdk-app-engine-python
    • google-cloud-sdk-app-engine-python-extras
    • google-cloud-sdk-app-engine-java
    • google-cloud-sdk-app-engine-go
    • google-cloud-sdk-bigtable-emulator
    • google-cloud-sdk-cbt
    • google-cloud-sdk-cloud-build-local
    • google-cloud-sdk-datalab
    • google-cloud-sdk-datastore-emulator
    • google-cloud-sdk-firestore-emulator
    • google-cloud-sdk-pubsub-emulator
    • kubectl

    For example, the google-cloud-sdk-app-engine-java component can be installed as follows:

    yum install google-cloud-sdk-app-engine-java
  4. Run gcloud init to get started:
    gcloud init

Downgrading Cloud SDK versions

If you'd like to revert to a specific version of Cloud SDK, where VERSION is of the form 123.0.0, run:

sudo yum downgrade google-cloud-sdk-VERSION