Install CLI from a Local Package

You can install Zowe CLI from a local package on Windows, macOS, and Linux computers.
Ensure that you meet the Software Requirements for CLI.
You can install Zowe CLI from a local package on Windows, macOS, and Linux computers.
  1. Extract the contents of the .zip file (i.e. DVDBRTWINV200006.zip) to a local directory on your computer.
  2. Open a command-line window and navigate to the local directory where you extracted the .zip file. For example, issue the following command:
    cd C:\Users\<userID>\<downloads>
  3. To install Zowe CLI, issue the following command. On Linux, you might need to prepend
    sudo
    to your
    npm
    commands:
    npm install -g zowe-cli.tgz
  4. Install the Secure Credential Store, which lets you store your username, password, and other sensitive information in the credential vault on your computer, instead of plaintext. Issue the following command: Zowe CLI is installed.
    zowe plugins install secure-credential-store-for-zowe-cli.tgz
  5. (Optional)
    Install Zowe open-source plug-ins:
    zowe plugins install cics-for-zowe-cli.tgz ims-for-zowe-cli.tgz mq-for-zowe-cli.tgz zos-ftp-for-zowe-cli.tgz db2-for-zowe-cli.tgz
    Alternatively, you can install individual plug-ins. The following is an example of a command that installs a single plug-in:
    zowe plugins install cics-for-zowe-cli.tgz
    The open-source CLI plug-ins are installed.
  6. (Optional)
    Install Broadcom plug-ins, which include integrations with Broadcom products (
    Endevor
    ,
    OPS/MVS
    , and more) and innovations (z/OS-Extended Files and Extended-Jobs):
    Ensure that you meet the Software Requirements for Plug-ins before you use them.
    zowe plugins install endevor-for-zowe-cli.tgz endevor-bridge-for-git-for-zowe-cli.tgz file-master-plus-for-zowe-cli.tgz idms-for-zowe-cli.tgz jclcheck-for-zowe-cli.tgz ops-for-zowe-cli.tgz caview-for-zowe-cli.tgz mat-analyze-for-zowe-cli.tgz mat-detect-for-zowe-cli.tgz caspool-for-zowe-cli.tgz sysview-for-zowe-cli.tgz ca7-for-zowe-cli.tgz zos-extended-jobs-for-zowe-cli.tgz zos-extended-files-for-zowe-cli.tgz
    The Broadcom CLI plug-ins are installed.
  7. (Optional)
    Verify that a Zowe plug-in is operating correctly.
    zowe plugins validate <my-plugin>
    where <my-plugin> is the syntax for the plugin such as
  8. (Optional)
    Test the connection to z/OSMF. See Testing Connection to z/OSMF.
  9. (Optional)
    Access the Zowe CLI Help (
    zowe --help
    ) or the Zowe CLI Web Help (
    zowe --help
    ) for a complete reference of Zowe.
After you install Zowe CLI, you can specify connection details so that the CLI can communicate with the mainframe. You can specify connection details directly on each command, through user profiles, or by using environment variables. For more information, see Using CLI.
After you install the CLI, connect to the mainframe directly by issuing a command, by creating user profiles and using them on commands, or by using environment variables. For more information, see Using CLI.