Adding a Node to a Cluster in Nomad

30 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

When you manage a Nomad cluster, there will be occasions where you need to add in a new Nomad client agent. You have been provided three Servers with Nomad installed. Two of the servers, nomad-server0 and nomad-client0, are in a cluster together. The third server, nomad-client1, is configured as a stand alone environment. In this hands-on lab, you must add nomad-client1 to the cluster as a client.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Log in to the Provided Servers
  1. Log in to the server using the credentials provided.
Configure the Nomad Agent to Be a Client for the Cluster
  1. Change the configuraton of the nomad-client1 server to be a part of the provided cluster.
  2. Restart the server(s) if required.
Verify the Cluster Is Working and There Are Now Two Client Nodes
  1. Verify that the cluster has one server member, and two client nodes.

Additional Resources

You department has a small Nomad cluster. The decision was made to add a new Nomad agent, in client mode, as a node to the cluster.

In order to add the server, named nomad-client1, it will first need to be re-configured.

Make the required changes to the Nomad agents, and use nomad node status to verify that there are two client nodes in the cluster.

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