Installing Nomad as a Windows service
Nomad can be run as a native Windows service. In order to do this, you will need
to register the Nomad application with the Windows Service Control Manager using
sc.exe, configure Nomad to log to a file, and then start the Nomad service.
Note: These steps should be run in a PowerShell session with Administrator capabilities.
Register Nomad with Windows
Download the Nomad binary for your architecture.
sc.exe command to create a Service named "Nomad". The binPath
argument should include the fully qualified path to the Nomad executable and any
arguments to the nomad command: agent, -config, etc.
sc.exe create "Nomad" binPath="«full path to nomad.exe» agent -config=«path to config file or directory»" start= auto [SC] CreateService SUCCESS
If you receive a success message, your service is registered with the service manager.
If you get an error, please verify the path to the binary and check the
arguments, by running the contents of
binPath directly in a PowerShell session
and observing the results.
Configure Nomad to log to file
Because Windows services run non-interactively and Nomad does not log to the Windows Event Viewer, you will need to configure file-based logging in Nomad.
Start the Nomad service
You have two ways to start the service.
Go to the Windows Service Manager, and look for Nomad in the service name column. Click the Start button to start the service.
sc.exe start "Nomad" SERVICE_NAME: Nomad TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS STATE : 4 RUNNING (STOPPABLE, NOT_PAUSABLE, ACCEPTS_SHUTDOWN) WIN32_EXIT_CODE : 0 (0x0) SERVICE_EXIT_CODE : 0 (0x0) CHECKPOINT : 0x0 WAIT_HINT : 0x0 PID : 8008 FLAGS :
The service automatically starts up during/after boot, so you don't need to launch Nomad from the command-line again.