Install azdata with zypper

For Linux distributions with zypper there is a package for the azdata-cli. The CLI package has been tested on Linux versions which use zyper:

  • openSUSE 42.2 (leap) +
  • SLES 12 SP 2 +

Python/Pip installation

You can install azdata on Linux with yum, apt, or zypper, or on MacOS with Homebrew installation package managers. Before these package managers were available, installation required Python and pip.


Before you proceed, you need to remove any installation of azdata that were installed to the global system Python. The new installers or native-packages add azdata to your path and it is impossible to know which one is first. If you have an existing azdata installed to the global system Python, remove it before proceeding.

To view your current installation, run the following command:

$ pip list --format columns

If azdata is installed by pip it returns the package and version. For example:

 Package             Version
------------------- ----------
azdata-cli          15.0.X
azdata-cli-app      15.0.X
azdata-cli-cluster  15.0.X
azdata-cli-core     15.0.X
azdata-cli-hdfs     15.0.X
azdata-cli-notebook 15.0.X
azdata-cli-profile  15.0.X
azdata-cli-spark    15.0.X
azdata-cli-sql      15.0.X

The following example removes a pip installation of azdata.

$ pip freeze | grep azdata-* | xargs pip uninstall -y

After you have verified that you have removed any installation of azdata that was installed with pip, proceed with your installation.

Install with zypper


The RPM package of the azdata-cli depends on the python3 package. On your system, this may be a Python version which predates the requirement of Python 3.6.x. If this poses an issue for you, find a replacement python3 package or follow the manual install instructions that use pip.

  1. Install dependencies necessary to install azdata-cli

    sudo zypper install -y curl
  2. Import the Microsoft repository key

    sudo rpm --import
  3. Create local repository information

    sudo zypper addrepo -fc
  4. Install

    sudo zypper install --from packages-microsoft-com-mssql-server-2019 -y azdata-cli

Verify install

azdata --version


Update the azdata-cli with the zypper update command.

sudo zypper refresh
sudo zypper update azdata-cli


Remove the package from your system

   sudo zypper removerepo azdata-cli

Next steps

For more information about big data clusters, see What are SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters?.