How To Install Google Cloud SDK on CentOS 8

Install Google Cloud SDK on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Google Cloud SDK on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Google Cloud SDK contains tools and libraries that enable you to easily create and manage resources on the Google Cloud Platform. It supports Linux, Mac & Windows as well.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the Google Cloud SDK on a CentOS 8.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Google Cloud SDK on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install epel-release

Step 2. Installing Google Cloud SDK on CentOS 8.

  • Install Google Cloud SDK from the default repository.

Now add the Google cloud repo on the CentOS system with the following command:

sudo tee -a /etc/yum.repos.d/google-cloud-sdk.repo << EOM
name=Google Cloud SDK

Once is done, you can use the command below to install the Cloud SDK:

sudo dnf install google-cloud-sdk

Verify the Installation:

gcloud info

Now run the gcloud init command to configure the SDK:

gcloud init
  • Install Google Cloud SDK via Snap packages.

To install Google Cloud SDK, simply use the following command:

sudo yum install snapd
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
sudo snap install google-cloud-sdk --classic

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Google Cloud SDK. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Google Cloud SDK monitoring tool on your CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Google Cloud website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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