Summary


All the Nomad related tables of information, such as supported platforms, communications ports etc.

In this section...

Nomad app

The Nomad app provides visibility of content distribution activity and cache status for content distributed by both Nomad and Delivery Optimization. This includes Configuration Manager content distributed with Nomad and Software Updates content distributed with either Nomad or Delivery Optimization.

  • Overview page

    The Nomad app Overview page provides a visual snapshot of download activity.


  • Content page

    Content titles list the unique contents synced from MEMCM. This includes applications, packages and software updates.


  • Task Sequences page

    The Task Sequences page lists the configured task sequences.


  • Devices page

    The Devices page lists every device registered to Nomad.

  • Nomad Sites page

    The Nomad Sites page is primarily designed to show how the network is being used for content distribution in different locations.

  • Client Health page

    The Client Health page shows Nomad related device status information from the Guaranteed State app.

Nomad tools
Tools that can help troubleshoot or configure Nomad.
  • Nomad Download Monitor

    The Nomad Download Monitor tool (also known as NomadBranchGUI) is useful for administrators for troubleshooting downloads as they view the status of downloads on local and remote Nomad client devices.

  • Nomad Baseline wizard

    The Nomad Baseline wizard is used to create a Configuration Manager (CM) Baseline from the Configuration Manager console for settings related to Nomad.

  • CacheCleaner

    The downloaded content in the Nomad cache consume disk space therefore management of the cache is critical. Because files may be re-used and distributed to other devices on the same subnet or site, the simple solution of deleting the files as soon as they have finished downloading and executing is not sufficient. Instead, Nomad has a sophisticated cache cleaner utility that automatically but intelligently maintains control over the cache's disk usage.

Nomad OS Deployment task sequence actions
Nomad support for Configuration Manager OS Deployment.
Supported Platforms

A list of all the platforms supported by Nomad, and the software required to allow Nomad to be installed or to work.

1E Companion Products

A list of the feature dependencies between Nomad and other 1E companion products.

Communication ports

Log files

Names and locations of log files created by Nomad.

Nomad architecture

A description of Nomad and its components and how they connect.

Nomad command-line switches

Nomad accepts configuration changes that can be specified on the command-line. The command-line options for Nomad should be denoted using double dashes (--) or double slashes (//) to distinguish them from the main install command-line.

For Configuration Manager additional Nomad options for controlling the Nomad Provider are denoted using double plusses (++).

  • SMSNomad.exe command-line switches

    This executable does not normally need to be run on a command-line, but details are provided here for reference purposes.

    It is normally installed as part of Nomad and configured using Configuration Manager Admin console extensions. Please refer to Distributing software with Nomad and Configuration Manager: Nomad tab for different types of content.

  • NomadBranch.exe command-line switches

    This executable does not normally need to be run on a command-line, but details are provided here for reference purposes.

    It is normally installed as part of Nomad and configured using Configuration Manager Admin console extensions. Please refer to Nomad tab for different types of content. It is also available in Nomad OSD tools in order to include in WinPE images so that Nomad can be used in OS Deployments. Please refer to Installing Nomad tools for Operating System Deployment OSD.

  • NomadPackageLocator.exe command-line switches

    NomadPackageLocator.exe is used by the Nomad custom task sequence actions, we recommend that these are used to perform the appropriate functions in preference to the command-line, but details are provided here for reference purposes.

    It is installed as part of Nomad. It is also available in Nomad OSD tools in order to include in WinPE images so that Nomad can be used in OS Deployments. Please refer to Installing Nomad tools for Operating System Deployment OSD.

  • TSEnv2 command-line switches

    TSEnv2 is an executable that can be used primarily to set or change task sequence environment variables, including "readonly" variables, those starting with an underscore, which cannot be changed with ConfigMgr's tsenv.exe tool. It also has other related functions, some of which can be performed by the NomadPackageLocator tool, refer to NomadPackageLocator.exe command-line switches for details.

  • CacheCleaner.exe command-line switches

    CacheCleaner is an executable that can be used to explicitly purge the Nomad cache. By default, the Nomad cache is not purged unless there is an active download. In most cases, available disk space is not really an issue, but there may be circumstances where you may want to manage the cache to keep the disk usage overhead to a minimum. Please refer to Cache management for further information about managing the cache.

Nomad installer properties

Subject-oriented lists of Nomad installer properties. There are two Nomad installers that have usable installer properties: 1E.Client-x64.msi (and its x86 version) and NomadBranchAdminUIExt.msi.

  • Nomad client alphabetic installer properties

    The following table shows the supported installer properties for the Nomad client module of the 1E Client. 

    Each installer property listed below has a link to its corresponding registry value page.

    Nomad client settings

Nomad registry values

The two Nomad components that have registry values are NomadBranch and NomadBranchAdminUIExt. We have organized these into features in the sections below. For reference, we also provide a list of registry values and their associated installer properties (if any). See Nomad client registry values and installer properties for more details.

  • Alphabetic NomadBranch registry values

    The following table shows the supported NomadBranch registry value and any associated installer properties. Installer properties must be upper-case, and those that use numeric values must be set using decimal integers on the command-line.

    Registry valueDescription

    Platform\PlatformURL

    The URL of the Tachyon Platform, specifically the Tachyon Background Channel, which provides a reverse proxy for the Content Distribution component of Tachyon Platform. Usually of the form https://<BackgroundChannelServer>:<BackgroundChannelPort>/Background/
  • Nomad client registry values and installer properties

    The following table shows supported Nomad client registry values and any associated installer properties. After installation, any enhancements to Nomad functionality must be carried out through its registry values.

    Installer properties usually map to similarly named registry values, but not always, and some have no corresponding registry values. 

Nomad return codes

The following is a list of the Nomad return codes and their descriptions.

This list is subject to change with each release of Nomad, and provided for reference only.

Return CodeDescription
FIPS compliant communication encryption

Nomad has always provided encryption for most of its communications and uses an advanced FIPS compliant encryption algorithm. The United States Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIPS_140-2 is a standard that defines security requirements for software used by the U.S. federal government. It stipulates that applications that encrypt any sensitive data should use only a certain set of approved encryption algorithms.

Glossary

A glossary of  Nomad 7.1 terminology.

Nomad Product Packs reference
Reference information for Nomad feature-related Product Packs that are included in the Tachyon Platform zip. These Product Packs are required to support various features of Nomad.
Nomad release information

Details of the  Nomad 7.1 release history, current release notes and details of third-party licenses.

  • Nomad features by release

    A list of the Tachyon features organized by the release they were implemented in. Links through to the features have been provided for convenience.

  • Licenses

    Details of licenses for the 3rd party components used by Nomad 7.1.

    You need to add Include Page macros to reference the third-party licenses for all the open licensed third-party components. The source pages can be found here: _Licenses and in its child pages.

Scripts

This page is included from the Tachyon Platform 5.2 documentation.

All scripts referenced in other pages within the documentation.