Nomad is a cluster manager, designed for both long lived services and short
lived batch processing workloads. Developers use a declarative job specification
to submit work, and Nomad ensures constraints are satisfied and resource utilization
is optimized by efficient task packing. Nomad supports all major operating systems
and virtualized, containerized, or standalone applications.
The key features of Nomad are:
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etcd9.8 9.9 Nomad VS etcdDistributed reliable key-value store for the most critical data of a distributed system
consul9.6 9.9 Nomad VS consulConsul is a distributed, highly available, and data center aware solution to connect and configure applications across dynamic, distributed infrastructure.
zookeeper9.3 8.5 L1 Nomad VS zookeeperApache ZooKeeper
Salt9.2 10.0 L2 Nomad VS SaltSoftware to automate the management and configuration of any infrastructure or application at scale. Get access to the Salt software package repository here:
serf7.7 4.5 Nomad VS serfService orchestration and management tool.
StackStorm7.5 9.7 Nomad VS StackStormStackStorm (aka "IFTTT for Ops") is event-driven automation for auto-remediation, incident responses, troubleshooting, deployments, and more for DevOps and SREs. Includes rules engine, workflow, 160 integration packs with 6000+ actions (see https://exchange.stackstorm.org) and ChatOps. Installer at https://docs.stackstorm.com/install/index.html
Rundeck7.5 9.9 Nomad VS RundeckEnable Self-Service Operations: Give specific users access to your existing tools, services, and scripts
doozerd6.7 0.0 Nomad VS doozerdA consistent distributed data store.
BOSH6.5 9.7 L4 Nomad VS BOSHCloud Foundry BOSH is an open source tool chain for release engineering, deployment and lifecycle management of large scale distributed services.
Juju6.2 9.9 Nomad VS JujuUniversal Operator Lifecycle Manager (OLM) for Kubernetes operators, and operators for traditional Linux apps, with declarative integration between operators for automated microservice integration.
Cloud Foundry5.6 0.0 Nomad VS Cloud FoundryDeprecated: Cloud Foundry Release
MCollective4.2 0.0 L5 Nomad VS MCollectiveMCollective Server and Client Puppet Module
Overcast3.7 0.0 Nomad VS OvercastOrchestrate VMs from your terminal.
CloudSlang3.6 0.0 Nomad VS CloudSlangReady-Made CloudSlang Flows and Operations
Spruce3.6 0.0 Nomad VS SpruceA BOSH template merge tool
Genesis2.8 0.0 Nomad VS GenesisA BOSH Deployment Paradigm
Cloudify2.4 0.0 L3 Nomad VS CloudifyOpen source TOSCA-based cloud orchestration software platform written in Python and YAML.
TerraformTerraform works with many cloud providers and creates infrastructure from code.
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Nomad is a simple and flexible workload orchestrator to deploy and manage containers (docker, podman), non-containerized applications (executable, Java), and virtual machines (qemu) across on-prem and clouds at scale.
Nomad is supported on Linux, Windows, and macOS. A commercial version of Nomad, Nomad Enterprise, is also available.
- Website: https://nomadproject.io
- Tutorials: HashiCorp Learn
- Forum: Discuss
Nomad provides several key features:
Deploy Containers and Legacy Applications: Nomad’s flexibility as an orchestrator enables an organization to run containers, legacy, and batch applications together on the same infrastructure. Nomad brings core orchestration benefits to legacy applications without needing to containerize via pluggable task drivers.
Simple & Reliable: Nomad runs as a single binary and is entirely self contained - combining resource management and scheduling into a single system. Nomad does not require any external services for storage or coordination. Nomad automatically handles application, node, and driver failures. Nomad is distributed and resilient, using leader election and state replication to provide high availability in the event of failures.
Device Plugins & GPU Support: Nomad offers built-in support for GPU workloads such as machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). Nomad uses device plugins to automatically detect and utilize resources from hardware devices such as GPU, FPGAs, and TPUs.
Federation for Multi-Region, Multi-Cloud: Nomad was designed to support infrastructure at a global scale. Nomad supports federation out-of-the-box and can deploy applications across multiple regions and clouds.
Proven Scalability: Nomad is optimistically concurrent, which increases throughput and reduces latency for workloads. Nomad has been proven to scale to clusters of 10K+ nodes in real-world production environments.
HashiCorp Ecosystem: Nomad integrates seamlessly with Terraform, Consul, Vault for provisioning, service discovery, and secrets management.
See Learn: Getting Started for instructions on setting up a local Nomad cluster for non-production use.
Optionally, find Terraform manifests for bringing up a development Nomad cluster on a public cloud in the [
See Learn: Nomad Reference Architecture for recommended practices and a reference architecture for production deployments.
Full, comprehensive documentation is available on the Nomad website: https://www.nomadproject.io/docs
Guides are available on HashiCorp Learn.
See the [
contributing](contributing/) directory for more developer documentation.
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Nomad README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.