1E Nomad Enterprise


Nomad Enterprise consists of two powerful components, Nomad Branch and PXE Lite.

Users with remote branches can benefit greatly from using Nomad for software distribution:

  1. 1E Nomad delivers the ability for network booting, eliminating the need for an expensive server in each branch
  2. 1E Nomad controls the amount of bandwidth it uses so even when bandwidth quite limited, remote users are still able to use the network during software distribution, and there is no need to considering adding expensive bandwidth resources.
  3. Nomad is very cost effective but it can considerably reduce the number of servers in the network,

Nomad is a network optimization solution that uses patented technology to provide amazing levels of network efficiency. It improves network performance and enables server consolidation, allowing customers to get the most out of their existing networks and avoid costly network upgrades and the requirement for additional hardware.

Nomad Branch

Distributes systems management data once over the WAN and then shares it locally with peer agents. Can be used with, or without multicast.

PXE Lite

Provides network booting capabilities without the need for separate server hardware. Enables real zero-touch bare-metal OS deployments.

Reduce the cost of software deployment

Nomad Enterprise enables OS releases, software applications and updates to be distributed quickly and efficiently to remote server-less branch offices and to bandwidth-challenged environments. Nomad Enterprise ensures that software packages are only copied once over the WAN (Wide Area Network) to make the most efficient use of available network bandwidth. This eliminates the need for time consuming site visits or the presence of local servers at branches, delivering major cost savings for branch-oriented businesses, such as retail and banking.

Benefits at a glance:

Lower Cost

  • Distribution success for less cost
  • Reduces maintenance overhead
  • Reduces bandwidth needed
  • Maximizes Network Efficiency

  • Downloads once over the WAN
  • Dynamic throttling bandwidth control
  • Multicast implementation
  • Improves Reliability

  • Restart-able download
  • Consistency checking
  • Download subsequent changes
  • Increases Simplicity

  • Fewer servers required
  • Reuse existing skills
  • Seamless integration with SMS and ConfigMgr
  • Save on Hardware, Software Electricity

  • Eliminate the cost of a server in MOST branches
  • Less servers means less electricity
  • Less servers means less expensive software
  • What’s new in Nomad Branch 3.0?

    Nomad Branch 3.0 now provides, central multicast, improved download reliability, has additional ConfigMgr integration and improved cache management features.

    • Central multicast- Nomad Branch can distribute packages using multicast directly from a ConfigMgr/SMS Distribution Point. This benefits both central and branch distributions, minimizing the load on Distribution Points and significantly reducing WAN traffic.
    • Additional Configuration Manager 2007 integration - Nomad Branch now supports OSD driver packages, alternate cache paths for Save and Restore Cache actions in Task Sequences and 64bit WinPE Save and Restore Cache actions.
    • Enhanced download integrity- Nomad Branch now provides a per file checksum that enhances Nomad Branch capabilities in terms of efficiently recovering from transfer errors on a per file basis. The list of download file checksums is computed and made available centrally from the ConfigMgr/SMS Distribution Point thereby increasing efficiency.
    • Download cache maintenance- Improvements to the Nomad Branch cache maintenance make it easier to manage Nomad Branch disk usage for its download cache.
    • Internet based download throttling - Internet ConfigMgr clients can now use Nomad Branch 3.2 to download from a Distribution Point using HTTP/HTTPS. The package source will be downloaded once over the WAN and then shared locally with peer agents using the existing Nomad Branch methodology.
    • Download monitoring interface - Nomad Branch provides a new download monitoring interface that also enables remote monitoring of machines.
    Automate OS Deployments

    1E’s experience leading hundreds of global Windows migrations has enabled us to create a comprehensive toolset that makes deploying new operating systems as simple as deploying software. Nomad Enterprise, complements the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and provides effective software and OS transfer even in the largest, geographically dispersed organizations.

    Consolidate Management Servers

    Nomad Enterprise brings huge savings in terms of cost and effort by eliminating the need for secondary site servers. As only a few centrally located servers are needed, it is easier to implement the ConfigMgr/SMS hierarchy in these environments. Hardware costs are reduced significantly, as well as management costs as the environment is simpler to maintain.

    Wan Optimization Using Multicast

    For customers who wish to implement multicast for systems management data, Nomad Central Multicast provides the most bandwidth-efficient method of distributing large SMS/ConfigMgr files over a network. This patented technology reduces network traffic by simultaneously delivering a single stream of data to multiple PCs.

    Using Central Multicast data is transferred from a Distribution Point (DP) to multiple subnets only once over each connection. This greatly reduces load on the DP and increases the number of subnets that it can service. It also reduces network traffic going across any intervening WAN links.

    Central Multicast

    Local Multicast is ideally suited for environments with branch locations with over 100 PCs. It uses multicast to distribute locally, serving all PCs at once, and reduces LAN traffic and the load on branch PCs. As multicast is limited to the local subnet, no network infrastructure changes are required.

    Local Multicast

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    Hunted said...

    This is a very old post now and talks about Nomad v3.

    The latest version is now 1E Nomad v5.0.100.

    Here are some of the recent enhancements:
    Nomad FanOut - enables more Nomad Peers to be updated with the download from the Nomad Master by allowing the machines directly connected to the Nomad Master to themselves share out the download.
    Single Site Download - ensures that downloads are performed only once per branch site, not per branch subnet

    Microsoft USMT integration with Nomad Peer Backup Assistant

    ConfigMgr 2012 RTM & SP1 support
    Support for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 (including Embedded), Windows 8 and Windows Server 2008/2010/2012

    Remote Differential Compression Integration
    Mobile Data Connection Awareness (2G, 3G, 4G) - identify and control the mobile connection type
    Wireless Stability - additional stability by managing machines connections as they move between wired and wireless LANs
    Enhanced DP Resilience - enumerate DP list and then attempt to establish contact. Try Harder in establishing contact
    LsZ Delegation - supports distribution point server shares where ConfigMgr 2007/2012 and Nomad are not installed
    P2P Enhancements (Support: File Print Shares disabled, FQDN and Literal Names)
    Dynamic Election Weighting - weighting parameter is dynamically adjusted
    Support for IPv6 and DirectAccess

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