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Download Zowe

Zowe has both server and client components, which you can install independently. Download the latest installer to install Zowe on the z/OS server, on your computer, or both. Start your journey with Zowe today!

Want to build Zowe on your own? Access Zowe GitHub repositories to download the source code.

Server-side component installer

Install Zowe z/OS components from the convenience build or the SMP/E build depending on your need.

You can also optionally use the Docker build technical preview to run a subset of the Zowe server-side components outside z/OS. Download and learn more about the build in the technical preview section.

Convenience build

PAX archive format installed on the z/OS server

Zowe 1.18.0 z/OS Convenience build

SMP/E build

SMP/E format installed on the z/OS server

Download the base FMID AZWE001 (based on v1.9.0) first and then apply the PTFs to get the latest version.

Zowe 1.9.0 FMID AZWE001

Zowe 1.18.0 PTF UO01965 and UO01966

Client-side component installer

Install Zowe CLI or Zowe Explorer, a Visual Studio Code extension powered by Zowe CLI.

Zowe CLI

Install Zowe CLI from the local package or from an npm registry if your computer is connected to the Internet.

Download the Zowe CLI core package and optionally download the plug-ins (CICS, Db2, IMS, MQ, z/OS FTP, and so on) to gain more capabilities.

Zowe 1.18.0 CLI Core

Zowe 1.18.0 CLI Plug-ins

Zowe Client SDKs

Download the Zowe Software Development Kits (SDKs) for use in development and automation.

Zowe 1.18.0 Node.js Client SDK

Zowe 1.18.0 Python Client SDK

Zowe Explorer

Installed directly to VSCode within the GUI

Visual Studio Code Marketplace

Zowe Technical Preview

Test the latest Zowe features and provide feedback. Technical previews are for testing only and not ready for production.

Explore the upcoming production-ready release below and provide feedback to the community on the documentation, user experience, and desired features that can be implemented in future releases. Any feedback that you can provide is highly appreciated. Let us know via Slack or GitHub!

Zowe Docker build

The Zowe Docker build enables you to run a subset of the Zowe server-side components outside z/OS. The Docker build runs in combination with the convenience or S MP/E build. Learn more about the relationship of the builds in the docs.

You can download the build directly via the tarball, or as a cloud download from Docker Hub. Separate downloads exist for z/Linux ("s390x") and other Linux ("amd64" for intel & amd systems).

Previous Releases

Download previous releases of Zowe by version number.

Zowe version 1.0.0 through 1.8.0 are only available as rollup convenience builds. Zowe version 1.9.0 is the beginning of the Active Long-Term Support (LTS) release and it provides an SMP/E build with an FMID of AZWE001. The SMP/E build is the same content as the Zowe 1.9.0 convenience build. Updates in subsequent releases are made available as co-requisite PTFs as well as in convenience builds. Also, starting in 1.9.0, Zowe CLI core and plug-in packages are distributed separately.

Zowe 1.17.0 (2020-12-07) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO01958 and UO01959 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Release Notes Documentation
Zowe 1.16.0 (2020-10-13) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO01955 and UO01956 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Release Notes Documentation
Zowe 1.15.0 (2020-09-11) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO01953 and UO01954 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Release Notes Documentation
Zowe 1.14.0 (2020-08-11) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO01951 and UO01952 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Release Notes Documentation
Zowe 1.13.0 (2020-07-10) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO01948 and UO01949 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Release Notes Documentation
Zowe 1.12.0 (2020-06-12) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO01945 and UO01946 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Release Notes Documentation
Zowe 1.11.0 (2020-05-01) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO01942 and UO01943 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Release Notes Documentation
Zowe 1.10.0 (2020-04-08) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO01939 and UO01940 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Release Notes Documentation
Zowe 1.9.0 (2020-02-28) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E FMID AZWE001 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Release Notes Documentation
Zowe 1.8.0 (2020-02-07) z/OS Convenience build CLI Release Notes Documentation
Zowe 1.7.1 (2019-12-04) z/OS Convenience build CLI Release Notes Documentation
Zowe 1.7.0 (2019-11-18) z/OS Convenience build CLI Release Notes Documentation
Zowe 1.6.0 (2019-10-24) z/OS Convenience build CLI Release Notes Documentation
Zowe 1.5.0 (2019-10-03) z/OS Convenience build CLI Release Notes Documentation
Zowe 1.4.0 (2019-08-09) z/OS Convenience build CLI Release Notes Documentation
Zowe 1.3.0 (2019-06-13) z/OS Convenience build CLI Release Notes Documentation
Zowe 1.2.0 (2019-05-03) z/OS Convenience build CLI Release Notes Documentation
Zowe 1.1.0 (2019-04-03) z/OS Convenience build CLI Release Notes Documentation
Zowe 1.0.1 (2019-03-07) z/OS Convenience build CLI Release Notes Documentation
Zowe 1.0.0 (2019-02-08) z/OS Convenience build CLI Release Notes Documentation

All builds prior to Zowe v1.0.0 are no longer available.

Release Timeline

Version timeframe, Current, Active LTS, Maintenance

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Nightly Builds

Visit the Zowe Artifactory nightly build folder to find the most recent build.

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