i’ve spend some time on an project around nomad and lightweight systemd based tasks.
You can find my code over at github: GitHub - towe75/nomad-driver-systemd: Use systemd transient units to run containerless workloads in hashicorp nomad
This project tries to combine a few ideas:
- orchestrate, configure and deploy service definitions via nomad
- use nomad features to download your binary or image (artifact stanza etc.)
- run the actual binary via the prevalent systemd service manager
- do not delegate service restarts, lifecycle to systemd, use nomad
It’s basically a cousin to nomads internal exec/raw-exec driver but with with a lot of potential.
For now it’s a proof-of-concept with just a handful features.
Would be nice if somebody tries it out and drops me a comment, issue, PR or a github star