To simplify the getting started experience, you can download the pre-compiled binary and run it directly (see the instructions here) or you can optionally work in a Vagrant environment (detailed in the following section).
Note: Later parts of this guide assume you are running Consul as well. The Vagrant box provided takes care of this detail for you. If you are running the Nomad binary directly, be sure to also run Consul in dev mode.
Vagrant Setup (Optional)
Note: To use the Vagrant Setup first install Vagrant following these instructions.
We've created a Vagrantfile which will start a small Nomad cluster with other supporting tools.
mkdir nomad-demo cd nomad-demo curl -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/hashicorp/nomad/master/demo/vagrant/Vagrantfile
Once you have created a new directory and downloaded the
you must create the virtual machine:
This will take a few minutes as the base Ubuntu box must be downloaded and provisioned with both Docker and Nomad. Once this completes, you should see output similar to:
Bringing machine 'default' up with 'virtualbox' provider... ==> default: Importing base box 'bento/ubuntu-18.04'... ... ==> default: Running provisioner: docker...
At this point the Vagrant box is running and ready to go.
Verifying the Installation
nomad, you should see help output similar to the following (if
you're using Vagrant, first ssh into the box with the
vagrant ssh command):
nomad Usage: nomad [-version] [-help] [-autocomplete-(un)install] <command> [args] Common commands: run Run a new job or update an existing job stop Stop a running job status Display the status output for a resource alloc Interact with allocations job Interact with jobs node Interact with nodes agent Runs a Nomad agent Other commands: acl Interact with ACL policies and tokens agent-info Display status information about the local agent deployment Interact with deployments eval Interact with evaluations namespace Interact with namespaces operator Provides cluster-level tools for Nomad operators quota Interact with quotas sentinel Interact with Sentinel policies server Interact with servers ui Open the Nomad Web UI version Prints the Nomad version
If you get an error that Nomad could not be found, then your Vagrant box
may not have provisioned correctly. Check for any error messages that may have
been emitted during
vagrant up. You can always destroy the box and