Nomad is an orchestration tool for deploying and managing applications. It is flexible and can run either containerized or non-containerized workloads.
In these getting started guides, you will learn about Nomad's core capabilities by installing and running a local Nomad cluster.
To simplify the getting started experience, you can download a precompiled binary and run it on your machine locally.
After downloading Nomad, unzip the package. Make sure that the
is available on your
PATH, before continuing with the other guides.
»Verify the Installation
To verify Nomad was installed correctly, try the
You should see help output, similar to the following.
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 exec Execute commands in task monitor Stream logs from a Nomad agent 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 system Interact with the system API ui Open the Nomad Web UI version Prints the Nomad version
»Vagrant Setup (Optional)
Alternatively, you can use a Vagrant to set up a development environment for Nomad. Vagrant is a tool for building and managing virtual machine environments.
We have created a Vagrantfile which will start a small Nomad cluster. First create a new directory for your Vagrant environment.
Change into the directory you made with the previous command.
Now you can get the Nomad installation configuration.
curl -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/hashicorp/nomad/master/demo/vagrant/Vagrantfile
Now that you have created a new directory and downloaded the
you must create the virtual machine with the
vagrant up command.
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 this output.
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.
In this guide you installed Nomad on your local machine. Continue to the next guide where you will learn how to run the Nomad agent.