» Job Lifecycle

The general flow for operating a job in Nomad is:

  1. Author the job file according to the job specification
  2. Plan and review the changes with a Nomad server
  3. Submit the job file to a Nomad server
  4. (Optional) Review job status and logs

When updating a job, there are a number of built-in update strategies which may be defined in the job file. The general flow for updating an existing job in Nomad is:

  1. Modify the existing job file with the desired changes
  2. Plan and review the changes with a Nomad server
  3. Submit the job file to a Nomad server
  4. (Optional) Review job status and logs

Because the job file defines the update strategy (blue-green, rolling updates, etc.), the workflow remains the same regardless of whether this is an initial deployment or a long-running job.

This section provides some best practices and guidance for operating jobs under Nomad. Please navigate the appropriate sub-sections for more information.