# Verifying Zowe installation on z/OS

After the Zowe™ started task ZWESVSTC is running, follow the instructions in the following sections to verify that the components are functional.

Note: Not all components may have been started. Which components have been started depends on your setting of the variable LAUNCH_COMPONENT_GROUPS in the instance.env file. If you defined the value GATEWAY, the API Mediation Layer and z/OS Services are started. If you defined the value DESKTOP, the Zowe Application Framework (also known as Zowe desktop) is started. For more information, see Creating and configuring the Zowe instance directory.

# Verifying Zowe Application Framework installation

If the Zowe Application Framework is installed correctly, you can open the Zowe Desktop from a supported browser.

From a supported browser, open the Zowe Desktop at https://myhost:httpsPort


  • myHost is the host on which you installed the Zowe Application Server.

  • httpsPort is the port number value ZOWE_ZLUX_SERVER_HTTPS_PORT in instance.env. For more information, see Creating and configuring the Zowe instance directory.

    For example, if the Zowe Application Server runs on host myhost and the port number that is assigned to ZOWE_ZLUX_SERVER_HTTPS_PORT is 12345, you specify https://myhost:12345. The web desktop uses page direct to the actual initial page which is https://myhost:12345/ZLUX/plugins/org.zowe.zlux.bootstrap/web/index.html. If the redirect fails, try the full URL.

If the desktop appears but you are unable to log on, check Cannot log into the Zowe desktop for troubleshooting tips.

# Verifying API Mediation installation

Use your preferred REST API client to review the value of the status variable of the API Catalog service that is routed through the API Gateway using the following URL:




The following example illustrates how to use the curl utility to invoke API Mediation Layer endpoint and the grep utility to parse out the response status variable value

$ curl -v -k --silent https://myhost:httpsPort/api/v1/apicatalog/application/health 2>&1 | grep -Po '(?<=\"status\"\:\")[^\"]+'

The response UP confirms that API Mediation Layer is installed and is running properly.

# Verifying z/OS Services installation

You can verify the installation of z/OS Services from an internet browser by entering the following case-sensitive URL:



gatewayPort is the port number that is assigned to GATEWAY_PORT in the instance.env file used to launch Zowe. For more information, see Creating and configuring the Zowe instance directory.