Introducing Nomad 7.0.200
Working with Nomad
For details of how to obtain this utility, please see Installing Nomad tools for operating system deployment.
The format of the Nomad command-line is as follows:
Where InstallCommandLine is the command-line required for the target installation. For example:
The following table shows the Nomad command-line switches and their description:
Use this option to enable the use of double slash arguments in the target command-line (required by
|The content identifier.|
Supported in dd-alone mode only.
Can be used to override the cache path (destination directory) of the download. This does not support peer sharing. As the new CachePath location is not shared, peer machines will not be able to copy from this cache. This feature is suitable for bandwidth throttled downloads to single machines. This value is set for the duration of the program.
|9||The debug level. This value is set in the registry and is retained.|
Specifies the Nomad SECure format in which data is downloaded from the DP/peer. Values are:
Compression is required for encryption. Signing is automatically enabled if compressed.
The hash for the package to download and used to verify the integrity of the package on the DP.
|Stands for hash first. If the package is partially available in the local cache, causes a hash check to run on it. If the hash check passes, the cached package is used and no download occurs. Since hash check runs by default on fully downloaded packages, this switch is relevant only for partially downloaded content.|
|Causes SMSNomad to quit immediately after downloading the package instead of waiting for the package command line to finish.|
|Specifies that this package may be multicast if required. If multicast is not licensed, a warning is logged and the standard peer-to-peer functionality used. This value is set for the duration of the program.|
|Turns peer-to-peer communications off for the duration of the current package transfer.|
Priority for keeping the cache. Use values between 1 (lowest priority) and 9 (highest priority).
If 0 is specified, then the default 1 is used.
Package identifier for the package to download.
This option enables Nomad to download a package without the need to run any executable in the package. Supported in standalone mode only. It replaces the need for a dummy program command-line, for example:
|This standalone mode option should be used when running Nomad independently of Configuration Manager. The |
|As above however if the package is already cached, unlike |
Duration (in seconds) after which the download will time out.
Version of the package to download.
|80||The work rate. This is the proportion of available (i.e. free) bandwidth. The range is 1 to 100, although it is not a simple percentage. This value is set for the duration of the program. If using intra-day work rates and the |
|Override the intra-day work rate. When |
If only the
See Setting intra-day work rates for more details.