System requirements

Last Updated: 4/18/2019, 10:30:35 AM

System requirements

Before installing Zowe, ensure that your environment meets the prerequisites.

Common system requirements

  • z/OS Version 2.2 or later.

  • IBM z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF) Version 2.2 or Version 2.3.

    z/OSMF is a prerequisite for the Zowe microservices, Zowe Desktop applications, and Zowe CLI. z/OSMF must be installed and running before you use Zowe. For how to configure z/OSMF to run Zowe, see Configuring z/OSMF.

Zowe Application Framework requirements

  • Node.js Version or later on the z/OS host where you install the Zowe Application Server

    To install Node.js on z/OS, follow the instructions in Installing Node.js on z/OS.

  • IBM SDK for Java Technology Edition V8 or later

  • 833 MB of HFS file space

  • Supported browsers:

    • Google Chrome V54 or later
    • Mozilla Firefox V44 or later
    • Safari V11 or later
    • Microsoft Edge (Windows 10)

Zowe CLI requirements

Zowe CLI is supported on platforms where Node.js 8.0 or 10 is available, including Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems.

  • Node.js V8.0 or later on your computer

    Tip: You might need to restart the command prompt after installing Node.js. Issue the command node --version to verify that Node.js is installed. As a best practice, we recommend that you update Node.js regularly to the latest Long Term Support (LTS) version.

  • Node Package Manager V5.0 or later on your computer.

    npm is included with the Node.js installation. Issue the command npm --version to verify that npm is installed.

Free disk space

Zowe CLI requires approximately 100 MB of free disk space. The actual quantity of free disk space consumed might vary depending on the operating system where you install Zowe CLI.