»Command: job stop

Alias: nomad stop

The job stop command is used to stop a running job and signals the scheduler to cancel all of the running allocations.


nomad job stop [options] <job>

The job stop command requires a single argument, specifying the job ID or prefix to cancel. If there is an exact match based on the provided job ID or prefix, then the job will be cancelled. Otherwise, a list of matching jobs and information will be displayed.

Stop will issue a request to deregister the matched job and then invoke an interactive monitor that exits automatically once the scheduler has processed the request. It is safe to exit the monitor early using ctrl+c.

When ACLs are enabled, this command requires a token with the submit-job, read-job, and list-jobs capabilities for the job's namespace.

»General Options

  • -address=<addr>: The address of the Nomad server. Overrides the NOMAD_ADDR environment variable if set. Defaults to

  • -region=<region>: The region of the Nomad server to forward commands to. Overrides the NOMAD_REGION environment variable if set. Defaults to the Agent's local region.

  • -namespace=<namespace>: The target namespace for queries and actions bound to a namespace. Overrides the NOMAD_NAMESPACE environment variable if set. If set to '*', job and alloc subcommands query all namespaces authorized to user. Defaults to the "default" namespace.

  • -no-color: Disables colored command output. Alternatively, NOMAD_CLI_NO_COLOR may be set.

  • -ca-cert=<path>: Path to a PEM encoded CA cert file to use to verify the Nomad server SSL certificate. Overrides the NOMAD_CACERT environment variable if set.

  • -ca-path=<path>: Path to a directory of PEM encoded CA cert files to verify the Nomad server SSL certificate. If both -ca-cert and -ca-path are specified, -ca-cert is used. Overrides the NOMAD_CAPATH environment variable if set.

  • -client-cert=<path>: Path to a PEM encoded client certificate for TLS authentication to the Nomad server. Must also specify -client-key. Overrides the NOMAD_CLIENT_CERT environment variable if set.

  • -client-key=<path>: Path to an unencrypted PEM encoded private key matching the client certificate from -client-cert. Overrides the NOMAD_CLIENT_KEY environment variable if set.

  • -tls-server-name=<value>: The server name to use as the SNI host when connecting via TLS. Overrides the NOMAD_TLS_SERVER_NAME environment variable if set.

  • -tls-skip-verify: Do not verify TLS certificate. This is highly not recommended. Verification will also be skipped if NOMAD_SKIP_VERIFY is set.

  • -token: The SecretID of an ACL token to use to authenticate API requests with. Overrides the NOMAD_TOKEN environment variable if set.

»Stop Options

  • -detach: Return immediately instead of entering monitor mode. After the deregister command is submitted, a new evaluation ID is printed to the screen, which can be used to examine the evaluation using the eval status command.

  • -verbose: Show full information.

  • -yes: Automatic yes to prompts.

  • -purge: Purge is used to stop the job and purge it from the system. If not set, the job will still be queryable and will be purged by the garbage collector.

  • -global Stop a multi-region job in all its regions. By default, job stop will stop only a single region at a time. Ignored for single-region jobs.


Stop the job with ID "job1":

$ nomad job stop job1
==> Monitoring evaluation "43bfe672"
    Evaluation status changed: "pending" -> "complete"
==> Evaluation "43bfe672" finished with status "complete"

Stop the job with ID "job1" and return immediately:

$ nomad job stop -detach job1