Welcome to the Nomad 8.0 documentation space. Here we describe all aspects of configuring and using Nomad. Here's a quick overview of what the Nomad documentation pages will tell you.
Nomad removes the need for distributed servers and intelligently uses only available bandwidth for all content distribution. This means the business is never impacted by Configuration Manager or Windows deployments.
- Nomad overview — An overview of Nomad features and enhancements.
- Nomad fundamentals — An overview of the fundamental concepts and terminology needed to understand what Nomad will do for you.
Everything you need to know about getting installed and running in your environment. This section is structured in a way that leads you through the three phases of a typical implementation project.
- Design Considerations — Information that will help you design and plan the implementation of Nomad in your organization.
- Requirements — A checklist of typical infrastructure prerequisites and dependencies to install Nomad.
- Preparation — What you will need to prepare in advance of implementing Nomad in your network. Typically, these are tasks that may take some time, depending on how your organization works. A more complete checklist of tasks is provided in Requirements.
- Installing Nomad — How to install Nomad.
- Upgrading Nomad — A step-by-step guide to upgrading Nomad.
- Verifying — Basic verification tests that cover the installation and basic use of Nomad.
How systems administrators use Nomad to deploy software, software updates and operating system upgrades.
- Deploying software — Scenarios for deploying software using Nomad. Nomad is a peer to peer content distribution solution that integrates with a number of software deployment tools.
- Deploying software updates — Scenarios for deploying software updates using Nomad. These scenarios are only supported on Configuration Manager.
- Deploying operating systems — Scenarios for Operating System Deployment (OSD) using Nomad. These scenarios are only supported on Configuration Manager.
- Monitoring Nomad — The Nomad app, powered by the Tachyon Platform provides a visual snapshot of download activity.
- Ensuring Nomad is secure — An overview of Nomad security methods, and how to customize default Nomad security settings.
Many Nomad features are available with minimal configuration of the Nomad client. However, some features require additional configuration of the Nomad client on Configuration Manager Distribution Points.
- Content Distribution — 1E Content Distribution is a Tachyon Consumer providing control and visibility on content deployments and delivery in an organization.
- OS Deployment — Nomad support for Configuration Manager OS Deployment.
- Nomad Management — Real-time visibility of what content is downloading or available in each location, subnet and client. Real-time visibility of Delivery Optimization downloads and content availability in each location, subnet and device.
- Client Health — The purpose of Client Health is to ensure the success of your Content Distribution deployments. There are a number of ways Nomad supports Client Health.
A general methodology for investigating issues with Nomad as well as identifying key issues and their resolutions.
- Known issues — Lists of the current known issues when installing Nomad and using the Nomad features.
- Basic Nomad behavior in a simple environment
- Resolving common issues — The most common issues are listed below.
- Resolving content integrity (hash checks) issues
- Reducing election notifications in Nomad log
- Resolving hard link issues
- Resolving Nomad peer election issues
- Resolving Peer Backup Assistant (PBA) issues
- Resolving peer copy over HTTP or HTTPS issues
- Resolving Remote Differential Compression (RDC) issues
- Resolving slow content transfer issues
- Resolving SoftwareUpdate metadata validation — Ensures Nomad clients are downloading the latest content as expected by the Configuration Manager client.
- Resolving Configuration Manager Pre-caching and Nomad Pause error
An introduction to Nomad training resources, including lab guides.
All the Nomad related tables of information, such as supported platforms, communications ports etc.
- 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.
- Nomad tools — Tools that can help troubleshoot or configure Nomad.
- 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 — Diagrams and tables with all the external Nomad communication ports. Useful, if needed, for network and device firewalls.
- 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 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 registry values
- Nomad return codes
- 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 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 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 release history, current release notes and details of third-party licenses.