Nomad 1.8.0-rc.1 released

Are you ready for the first release candidate of Nomad 1.8? Here it comes!

Some of the key new features added since beta include:

  • A new ui{} block in the job specification allows setting a description and links that are displayed on the job page in the web UI.
  • The raw_exec task driver allows advanced users to use their own cgroups created separately from Nomad.
  • The web UI now has an interface for managing Sentinel policies, and some examples to help folks get started. (Enterprise)
  • Tasks now have a schedule{} block for time-based task execution on the Nomad Client, so a task will be started or stopped on schedule even if the client agent can’t reach a Nomad server. (Enterprise)

Please refer to the changelog for the complete list of improvements and bug fixes in Nomad 1.8.

While release candidates are not intended for production use, upgrading existing development clusters is an appreciated source of testing. Please read the upgrade guide for notes around upgrading and remember that downgrading is not supported. Please do not hesitate to file an issue on GitHub.


The Nomad Team