The first step to using Nomad is to get it installed.
The task drivers that are available to Nomad vary by operating system,
for example Docker is only available on Linux machines. To simplify the
getting started experience, we will be working in a Vagrant environment.
Create a new directory, and download this
Note: To use the Vagrant Setup first install Vagrant following these instructions: https://www.vagrantup.com/docs/installation/
Once you have created a new directory and downloaded the
you must create the virtual machine:
$ vagrant up
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-16.04'... ... ==> default: Running provisioner: docker...
At this point the Vagrant box is running and ready to go.
Verifying the Installation
After starting the Vagrant box, verify the installation worked by connecting
to the box using SSH and checking that
nomad is available. By executing
nomad, you should see help output similar to the following:
$ vagrant ssh ... vagrant@nomad:~$ 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
Vagrant is running and Nomad is installed. Let's start Nomad!