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!

Zowe V2

Server-side component installer

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

Convenience build

PAX archive format installed on the z/OS server

Zowe 2.2.0 z/OS Convenience build

SMP/E build

SMP/E format installed on the z/OS server

Download the base FMID AZWE002 (based on v2.0.0) first and then apply the PTFs to get the latest version.

Zowe 2.0.0 FMID AZWE002

Zowe 2.2.0 PTF UO02049 UO02050

Zowe Portable Software Instance

The Zowe Portable Software Instance (PSWI) is a new way of z/OS component distribution. The PSWI allows the full installation as you are used to from SMP/E build, but it uses the new standard for mainframe software distribution.

Download the PSWI based on FMID AZWE002

Zowe PSWI 2.2.0

Containerization build

Files to launch Zowe in a container environment like Kubernetes

Zowe 2.2.0 Containerization build

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 2.2.0 CLI Core

Zowe 2.2.0 CLI Plug-ins

Zowe Client SDKs

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

Zowe 2.2.0 Node.js Client SDK

Zowe 2.2.0 Python Client SDK

Zowe Explorer

Zowe Explorer V2 enables you to adopt the team configuration file, recently developed by the Zowe CLI Squad, to make profile management more centralized and much simpler.

To download the V2 version of the FTP extension, click Zowe Explorer 2.2.0. Separate downloads are available for Zowe Explorer and Zowe Explorer Extension for FTP.

To install the .vsix files, use Extensions > Install from vsix within VS Code.

Zowe V1

Server-side component installer

Install Zowe z/OS components from the convenience build, the SMP/E build or the containerization 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 1.28.0 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 1.28.0 PTF UO02023 UO02024

Containerization build

Files to launch Zowe in a container environment like Kubernetes

Zowe 1.28.0 Containerization build

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 1.28.0 CLI Core

Zowe 1.28.0 CLI Plug-ins

Zowe Client SDKs

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

Zowe 1.28.0 Node.js Client SDK

Zowe 1.28.0 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.

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).

All Zowe V2.x Releases

Download releases of Zowe V2.x by version number.

Zowe 2.2.0 (2022-07-25) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO02049 UO02050 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 2.1.0 (2022-06-13) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO02047 UO02048 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 2.0.0 (2022-04-27) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E FMID AZWE002 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation

All Zowe V1.x Releases

Download releases of Zowe V1.x 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 1.28.0 (2022-05-23) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO02023 UO02024 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 1.27.3 (2022-04-05) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO02000 UO02020 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 1.27.2 (2022-02-17) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO02000 UO02020 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 1.27.1 (2022-02-08) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO02000 UO02020 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 1.27.0 (2022-01-24) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PE-PTF UO01998 UO01999 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 1.26.0 (2021-12-13) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO01996 UO01997 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 1.25.0 (2021-10-25) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO01994 UO01995 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 1.24.0 (2021-09-15) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO01992 UO01993 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 1.23.0 (2021-07-26) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO01984 UO01991 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 1.22.0 (2021-06-14) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO01982 UO01983 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 1.21.0 (2021-04-27) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO01981 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 1.20.1 (2021-03-29) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO01980 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 1.20.0 (2021-03-24) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO01970 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 1.19.1 (2021-02-11) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO01969 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 1.19.0 (2021-01-29) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO01967 and UO01968 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 1.18.0 (2021-01-07) SMP/E PE-PTF UO01965 and UO01966 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 1.17.0 (2020-12-07) SMP/E PE-PTF UO01958 and UO01959 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 1.16.0 (2020-10-13) SMP/E PE-PTF UO01955 and UO01956 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 1.15.0 (2020-09-11) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO01953 and UO01954 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 1.14.0 (2020-08-11) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO01951 and UO01952 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 1.13.0 (2020-07-10) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO01948 and UO01949 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 1.12.0 (2020-06-12) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO01945 and UO01946 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 1.11.0 (2020-05-01) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO01942 and UO01943 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 1.10.0 (2020-04-08) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E PTF UO01939 and UO01940 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 1.9.0 (2020-02-28) z/OS Convenience build SMP/E FMID AZWE001 CLI Core CLI Plug-ins Documentation
Zowe 1.8.0 (2020-02-07) z/OS Convenience build CLI Documentation
Zowe 1.7.1 (2019-12-04) z/OS Convenience build CLI Documentation
Zowe 1.7.0 (2019-11-18) z/OS Convenience build CLI Documentation
Zowe 1.6.0 (2019-10-24) z/OS Convenience build CLI Documentation
Zowe 1.5.0 (2019-10-03) z/OS Convenience build CLI Documentation
Zowe 1.4.0 (2019-08-09) z/OS Convenience build CLI Documentation
Zowe 1.3.0 (2019-06-13) z/OS Convenience build CLI Documentation
Zowe 1.2.0 (2019-05-03) z/OS Convenience build CLI Documentation
Zowe 1.1.0 (2019-04-03) z/OS Convenience build CLI Documentation
Zowe 1.0.1 (2019-03-07) z/OS Convenience build CLI Documentation
Zowe 1.0.0 (2019-02-08) z/OS Convenience build CLI Documentation

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

Release Timeline

Version timeframe, Active , Maintenance

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Zowe Extensions V2 (previously vNext ) Compatibility, Conformance, and Availability Statement

General
Backward Compatibility

Zowe v1 conformant extensions / plug-ins are not guaranteed to be compatible with Zowe v2 and therefore may not be operable. In general, plug-ins/extensions which leverage v2 APIs that have known “breaking changes” are at high risk of incompatibility and unpredictable results.

Recommendation: ALL v1 extenders test with the Zowe v2, identify any issues, and disclose results to consumers to clearly indicate backward compatibility status in the extension documentation. If unable to test, clearly document as such.


Forward Compatibility

Zowe v2 conformant (planning to earn conformance) extensions / plug-ins are not guaranteed to be compatible with Zowe v1 LTS. In general, plug-ins / extensions with no known dependency on any newly introduced Zowe v2 functions are at minimum risk.

Recommendation: All v2 extenders test with Zowe v1 LTS, identify any issues, and disclose results to consumers to clearly indicate forward compatibility status in the extension documentation. If unable to test, clearly document as such.


Conformance Compatibility

Zowe v1 conformant extensions / plug-ins are likely to require changes to meet Zowe v2 conformance criteria. All extensions (regardless of v1 conformance status) must apply for v2 conformance and satisfy all required v2 testing criteria.

Recommendation: All extenders interested in earning v2 conformance review the v2 conformance criteria, determine if technical changes are necessary, make appropriate modifications and prepare to apply for v2 conformance prior to v2 LTS publication.

Zowe v2 Availability to Extenders
Early Access Software

Several pre-GA releases of Zowe v2 will be made available to Zowe extenders and the general public prior* to the actual Zowe v2 GA release delivery to allow extenders time to perform Zowe v2 testing with their extensions and disclose their compatibility status. (*dates to-be-determined)

Early Access Conformance Criteria

The Zowe v2 conformance criteria for all extensions/plugins participating in the conformance program will be made available to all Zowe v1 conformant extenders prior* to the Zowe v2 GA release to give extenders time to adapt to applicable changes. (*dates to-be-determined) Note: See Zowe Support Provider conformance section below for details on v2 Support Provider conformance.

More Information

Visit the Zowe v2 release page at https://zowe.org/vNext.html for comprehensive information related to the V2 release.

Nightly Builds

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

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