# Software requirements for Zowe CLI plug-ins
Before you use Zowe™ CLI plug-ins, complete the following steps:
- Install Zowe CLI on your computer.
- Complete the following configurations:
|IBM CICS Plug-in for Zowe CLI|
|IBM Db2 Database Plug-in for Zowe CLI|
Important! You can perform the required configurations for the plug-ins that you want to use before or after you install the plug-ins. However, if you do not perform the required configurations, the plug-ins will not function as designed.