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. 

Introducing Nomad

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 overviewAn overview of Nomad features and enhancements.
  • Nomad fundamentalsAn overview of the fundamental concepts and terminology needed to understand what Nomad will do for you.
Implementing Nomad

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 ConsiderationsInformation that will help you design and plan the implementation of Nomad in your organization.
  • RequirementsA checklist of typical infrastructure prerequisites and dependencies to install Nomad.
  • PreparationWhat  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 NomadHow to install Nomad.
  • Upgrading NomadA step-by-step guide to upgrading Nomad.
  • VerifyingBasic verification tests that cover the installation and basic use of Nomad. 
Using Nomad

How systems administrators use Nomad to deploy software, software updates and operating system upgrades.

  • Deploying softwareScenarios 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 updatesScenarios for deploying software updates using Nomad. These scenarios are only supported on Configuration Manager.
  • Deploying operating systemsScenarios for Operating System Deployment (OSD) using Nomad. These scenarios are only supported on Configuration Manager.
  • Monitoring NomadThe Nomad app, powered by the Tachyon Platform provides a visual snapshot of download activity.
  • Ensuring Nomad is secureAn overview of Nomad security methods, and how to customize default Nomad security settings. 
Nomad features

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 Distribution1E Content Distribution is a Tachyon Consumer providing control and visibility on content deployments and delivery in an organization.
  • OS DeploymentNomad support for Configuration Manager OS Deployment.
  • Nomad ManagementReal-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 HealthThe 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.


An introduction to Nomad training resources, including lab guides.


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

  • Nomad appThe 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 toolsTools that can help troubleshoot or configure Nomad.
  • Nomad OS Deployment task sequence actionsNomad support for Configuration Manager OS Deployment.
  • Supported PlatformsA list of all the platforms supported by Nomad, and the software required to allow Nomad to be installed or to work.
  • 1E Companion ProductsA list of the feature dependencies between Nomad and other 1E companion products.
  • Communication portsDiagrams and tables with all the external Nomad communication ports. Useful, if needed, for network and device firewalls.
  • Log filesNames and locations of log files created by Nomad.
  • Nomad architectureA description of Nomad and its components and how they connect.
  • Nomad command-line switches
  • Nomad installer propertiesSubject-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 encryptionNomad 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.
  • GlossaryA glossary of  terminology.
  • Nomad Product Packs referenceReference 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 informationDetails of the  release history, current release notes and details of third-party licenses.
  • Scripts


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