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Nomad vs Vagrant: What are the differences?

Developers describe Nomad as "A cluster manager and scheduler". Nomad is a cluster manager, designed for both long lived services and short lived batch processing workloads. Developers use a declarative job specification to submit work, and Nomad ensures constraints are satisfied and resource utilization is optimized by efficient task packing. Nomad supports all major operating systems and virtualized, containerized, or standalone applications. On the other hand, Vagrant is detailed as "A tool for building and distributing development environments". Vagrant provides the framework and configuration format to create and manage complete portable development environments. These development environments can live on your computer or in the cloud, and are portable between Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Nomad belongs to "Cluster Management" category of the tech stack, while Vagrant can be primarily classified under "Virtual Machine Management".

Nomad and Vagrant are both open source tools. Vagrant with 18.6K GitHub stars and 3.74K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Nomad with 4.94K GitHub stars and 892 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Vagrant has a broader approval, being mentioned in 802 company stacks & 478 developers stacks; compared to Nomad, which is listed in 21 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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Pros of Nomad
Pros of Vagrant
  • 6
    Built in Consul integration
  • 5
    Easy setup
  • 4
    Bult-in Vault integration
  • 3
    Built-in federation support
  • 1
    Autoscaling support
  • 1
    Self-healing
  • 1
    Nice ACL
  • 1
    Managable by terraform
  • 1
    Open source
  • 1
    Simple
  • 1
    Flexible
  • 1
    Multiple workload support
  • 1
    Bult-in Vault inegration
  • 1
    Stable
  • 352
    Development environments
  • 291
    Simple bootstraping
  • 238
    Free
  • 139
    Boxes
  • 132
    Provisioning
  • 84
    Portable
  • 81
    Synced folders
  • 69
    Reproducible
  • 51
    Ssh
  • 44
    Very flexible
  • 5
    Works well, can be replicated easily with other devs
  • 5
    Easy-to-share, easy-to-version dev configuration
  • 3
    Great
  • 2
    Quick way to get running
  • 2
    Just works
  • 1
    What is vagrant?
  • 1
    Container Friendly
  • 1
    DRY - "Do Not Repeat Yourself"
  • 1
    Good documentation

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Cons of Nomad
Cons of Vagrant
  • 3
    Easy to start with
  • 1
    HCL language for configuration, an unpopular DSL
  • 1
    Small comunity
  • 2
    Can become v complex w prod. provisioner (Salt, etc.)
  • 2
    Multiple VMs quickly eat up disk space
  • 1
    Development environment that kills your battery

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What is Nomad?

Nomad is a cluster manager, designed for both long lived services and short lived batch processing workloads. Developers use a declarative job specification to submit work, and Nomad ensures constraints are satisfied and resource utilization is optimized by efficient task packing. Nomad supports all major operating systems and virtualized, containerized, or standalone applications.

What is Vagrant?

Vagrant provides the framework and configuration format to create and manage complete portable development environments. These development environments can live on your computer or in the cloud, and are portable between Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

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What are some alternatives to Nomad and Vagrant?
Kubernetes
Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
Apache Mesos
Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that simplifies the complexity of running applications on a shared pool of servers.
DC/OS
Unlike traditional operating systems, DC/OS spans multiple machines within a network, aggregating their resources to maximize utilization by distributed applications.
YARN Hadoop
Its fundamental idea is to split up the functionalities of resource management and job scheduling/monitoring into separate daemons. The idea is to have a global ResourceManager (RM) and per-application ApplicationMaster (AM).
kops
It helps you create, destroy, upgrade and maintain production-grade, highly available, Kubernetes clusters from the command line. AWS (Amazon Web Services) is currently officially supported, with GCE in beta support , and VMware vSphere in alpha, and other platforms planned.
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