Summary

A step-by-step guide to installing the Configuration Manager console extensions.


Nomad's Configuration Manager console extensions provide the following capabilities in the Configuration Manager Admin console.

  • Configure Nomad settings in software deployment and client settings policies associated with packages, applications and software updates
  • Nomad Download Pause - buttons to pause and resume Nomad downloads, monitoring report to view paused content
  • Nomad Pre-caching - menu item to start the Pre-cache Wizard, monitoring report to view pre-cached content
  • The Nomad Baseline Wizard - menu items to create and edit baseline configuration items
  • The Nomad Dashboard - monitoring report showing various Nomad operations tiles (optional - available if Enable Nomad Sync is selected during installation of ActiveEfficiency)

Prerequisites




Installing the Nomad Configuration Manager console extensions

The Configuration Manager console must not be running when the 1E Nomad Branch Admin Extensions installer is run.

The Nomad Configuration Manager console extensions are installed where the Configuration Manager Console is installed. This is done by running NomadBranchAdminUIExt.msi from an elevated command prompt.

Installing interactively

To install:

  1. Download the Nomad Branch software ZIP file from our Support portal.
  2. Extract NomadBranchAdminUIExt.msi from the downloaded ZIP file.

Start a Command Prompt with elevated rights, navigate to the location where you extracted NomadBranchAdminUIExt.msi and run it with the following command-line:

>msiexec /i NomadBranchAdminUIExt.msi /l*v NomadBranchAdminUIExtInstall.log REBOOT=REALLYSUPPRESS


The following describes each of the screens in the installation wizard:

Welcome

The welcome screen, just click Next to continue.


License Agreement

You must read and then accept this license information by clicking the I accept the terms in the license agreement option before you can continue with the installation. Once this is done click Next.


Nomad Pre-Caching

Enter the URL for ActiveEfficiency if you intend to use the pre-caching feature.

You can enable this later if preferred. Please refer to Nomad registry values: NomadBranchAdminUIExt registry values.


Nomad Tachyon Integration

Before installing this feature, please refer to Nomad Download Pause, for steps on configuring the prerequisites.

Check the Enable Tachyon Integration checkbox if you want to implement the Nomad Download Pause feature. You will then need to supply the root URL to the Tachyon API. Which will be in the form: https://<Tachyon DNS Alias FQDN> using the Tachyon DNS Alias FQDN defined when Tachyon was installed.

For example if Tachyon was installed using tachyon.acme.local as the DNS Alias FQDN then the Tachyon API Root URL should be set to:

https://tachyon.acme.local


The Tachyon API is Tachyon's Consumer API. You can learn more about Tachyon in Tachyon 5.1 documentation.



5.1When upgrading there is currently a known issue where the 5.1 Enable Tachyon Integration 5.1 setting, on the Nomad Tachyon Integration screen of the NomadBranchAdminUIExt.msi installer, is not picked up from the previous installation. You will need to ensure that this checkbox is checked in the installation wizard or that the ENABLETACHYONINTG=true installer property is set on the installer command-line 5.1if you want the Nomad Download Pause feature to work.


Click Next to continue.


Ready to Install the Program

Click Install to start the installation process


Installing 1E Nomad Branch Admin Extensions

This screen shows the current progress of the installation. If a User Account Control dialog pops-up, click Yes to continue.


InstallShield Wizard Completed

If the installation has succeeded the InstallShield Wizard Completed will be displayed. Here you can check the Show the Windows Installer log checkbox to view the installer log. Click Finish to close the installer wizard.


Installing from the command line

To install:

  1. Download the Nomad Branch software ZIP file from our Support portal.
  2. Extract NomadBranchAdminUIExt.msi from the downloaded ZIP file.
  3. Start a Command Prompt with elevated rights, navigate to the location where you extracted NomadBranchAdminUIExt.msi and run it with a command-line similar to the following:

    >msiexec /i NomadBranchAdminUIExt.msi /qn PLATFORMURL=http://<AEserver>/ActiveEfficiency ENABLETACHYONINTG=true TACHYONROOTURL=https://<TCNserver> REBOOT=REALLYSUPPRESS /l*v install.log

    where <AEserver> is the FQDN of the ActiveEfficiency server or  DNS alias FQDN for the Tachyon server if it was installed using Tachyon setup.
    where <TCNserver> must be set to the DNS alias FQDN for the Tachyon server. This command-line will also enable the Tachyon integration to support the Nomad Download Pause feature.

Checking to see if the console extensions have been added

To confirm the extensions have been successfully installed:

  1. Start the Configuration Manager console
  2. Open the Administration workspace and select the Client Settings node
  3. Note that the ribbon has a 1E Nomad button. Click it and choose Nomad Properties (as shown in the pictures opposite)
  4. The Nomad Settings dialog enables you to configure settings for application management and software updates. Do not make any changes at this point (just click Cancel)
  5. Open the Software Library workspace and select the Packages node under the Application Management node
  6. Right-click the package and from the context menu, choose Properties
  7. A new Nomad tab has been added to the Package Properties dialog box
  8. Click Cancel to close the dialog without making any changes

There are several other places in the Console where you can configure different content types to use Nomad. For more details please refer to Distributing software with Nomad and Configuration Manager.

Client settings node in the Administratin workspace

Configuring Nomad properties