Installing Nomad is simple. There are two approaches to installing Nomad:
Downloading a precompiled binary is easiest, and we provide downloads over TLS along with SHA-256 sums to verify the binary.
To install the precompiled binary, download the appropriate package for your system. Nomad is currently packaged as a zip file. We do not have any near term plans to provide system packages.
Once the zip is downloaded, unzip it into any directory. The
nomad.exe for Windows) binary inside is all that is
necessary to run Nomad. Any additional files, if any, are not
required to run Nomad.
Copy the binary to anywhere on your system. If you intend to access it
from the command-line, make sure to place it somewhere on your
Clone the Nomad repository from GitHub into your
mkdir -p $GOPATH/src/github.com/hashicorp && cd $_ git clone https://github.com/hashicorp/nomad.git cd nomad
Bootstrap the project. This will download and compile libraries and tools needed to compile Nomad:
Build Nomad for your current system and put the binary in
./bin/(relative to the git checkout). The
make devtarget is just a shortcut that builds
nomadfor only your local build environment (no cross-compiled targets).
Verifying the Installation
To verify Nomad is properly installed, run
nomad -v on your system. You should
see help output. If you are executing it from the command line, make sure it is
PATH or you may get an error about
nomad not being found.