Manages a job registered in Nomad.

This can be used to initialize your cluster with system jobs, common services, and more. In day to day Nomad use it is common for developers to submit jobs to Nomad directly, such as for general app deployment. In addition to these apps, a Nomad cluster often runs core system services that are ideally setup during infrastructure creation. This resource is ideal for the latter type of job, but can be used to manage any job within Nomad.

Example Usage

Registering a job from a jobspec file:

resource "nomad_job" "app" {
  jobspec = "${file("${path.module}/job.hcl")}"

Registering a job from an inline jobspec. This is less realistic but is an example of how it is possible. More likely, the contents will be paired with something such as the template_file resource to render parameterized jobspecs.

resource "nomad_job" "app" {
  jobspec = <<EOT
job "foo" {
  datacenters = ["dc1"]
  type = "service"
  group "foo" {
    task "foo" {
      driver = "raw_exec"
      config {
        command = "/bin/sleep"
        args = ["1"]

      resources {
        cpu = 20
        memory = 10

      logs {
        max_files = 3
        max_file_size = 10

Argument Reference

The following arguments are supported:

  • jobspec (string: <required>) - The contents of the jobspec to register.

  • deregister_on_destroy (bool: true) - Determines if the job will be deregistered when this resource is destroyed in Terraform.

  • deregister_on_id_change (bool: true) - Determines if the job will be deregistered if the ID of the job in the jobspec changes.

  • policy_override (bool: false) - Determins if the job will override any soft-mandatory Sentinel policies and register even if they fail.

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