Command: node drain
node drain command is used to toggle drain mode on a given node. Drain
mode prevents any new tasks from being allocated to the node, and begins
migrating all existing allocations away. Allocations will be migrated according
migrate block until the drain's deadline is reached.
By default the
node drain command blocks until a node is done draining and
all allocations have terminated. Canceling the
node drain command will not
cancel the drain. Drains may be canceled by using the
When draining more than one node at a time, it is recommended you first
disable scheduling eligibility on all nodes that will be
drained. For example if you are decommissioning an entire class of nodes,
node eligibility -disable on all of their node IDs, and then run
node drain -enable. This will ensure allocations drained from the first node
are not placed on another node about to be drained.
The node status command compliments this nicely by providing the current drain status of a given node.
See the Workload Migration guide for detailed examples of node draining.
nomad node drain [options] <node>
-self flag can be used to drain the local node. If this is not supplied, a
node ID or prefix must be provided. If there is an exact match, the drain mode
will be adjusted for that node. Otherwise, a list of matching nodes and
information will be displayed.
It is also required to pass one of
-disable, depending on which
operation is desired.
If ACLs are enabled, this option requires a token with the 'node:write' capability.
-address=<addr>: The address of the Nomad server. Overrides the
NOMAD_ADDRenvironment variable if set. Defaults to
-region=<region>: The region of the Nomad server to forward commands to. Overrides the
NOMAD_REGIONenvironment variable if set. Defaults to the Agent's local region.
-no-color: Disables colored command output. Alternatively,
NOMAD_CLI_NO_COLORmay be set. This option takes precedence over
-force-color: Forces colored command output. This can be used in cases where the usual terminal detection fails. Alternatively,
NOMAD_CLI_FORCE_COLORmay be set. This option has no effect if
-no-coloris also used.
-ca-cert=<path>: Path to a PEM encoded CA cert file to use to verify the Nomad server SSL certificate. Overrides the
NOMAD_CACERTenvironment variable if set.
-ca-path=<path>: Path to a directory of PEM encoded CA cert files to verify the Nomad server SSL certificate. If both
-ca-certis used. Overrides the
NOMAD_CAPATHenvironment variable if set.
-client-cert=<path>: Path to a PEM encoded client certificate for TLS authentication to the Nomad server. Must also specify
-client-key. Overrides the
NOMAD_CLIENT_CERTenvironment variable if set.
-client-key=<path>: Path to an unencrypted PEM encoded private key matching the client certificate from
-client-cert. Overrides the
NOMAD_CLIENT_KEYenvironment variable if set.
-tls-server-name=<value>: The server name to use as the SNI host when connecting via TLS. Overrides the
NOMAD_TLS_SERVER_NAMEenvironment variable if set.
-tls-skip-verify: Do not verify TLS certificate. This is highly not recommended. Verification will also be skipped if
-token: The SecretID of an ACL token to use to authenticate API requests with. Overrides the
NOMAD_TOKENenvironment variable if set.
-enable: Enable node drain mode.
-disable: Disable node drain mode.
-deadline: Set the deadline by which all allocations must be moved off the node. Remaining allocations after the deadline are removed from the node, regardless of their
migrateblock. Defaults to 1 hour.
-detach: Return immediately instead of entering monitor mode.
-monitor: Enter monitor mode directly without modifying the drain status.
-force: Remove allocations off the node immediately, regardless of the allocation's
migrateblock. This will include system jobs and CSI plugins if
-ignore-systemis not also set, and is not safe for use with CSI node plugins if the volumes are not being detached externally (for example, a cloud VM is being terminated).
-ignore-system: Ignore system allows the drain to complete without stopping system job allocations. By default system jobs (and CSI plugins) are stopped last.
-keep-ineligible: Keep ineligible will maintain the node's scheduling ineligibility even if the drain is being disabled. This is useful when an existing drain is being cancelled but additional scheduling on the node is not desired.
-m: Message for the drain update operation. Registered in drain metadata as
"message"during drain enable and
"cancel_message"during drain disable.
-meta <key>=<value>: Custom metadata to store on the drain operation, can be used multiple times.
-self: Drain the local node.
-yes: Automatic yes to prompts.
Enable drain mode on node with ID prefix "4d2ba53b":
$ nomad node drain -enable f4e8a9e5 -m "node maintenance" Are you sure you want to enable drain mode for node "f4e8a9e5-30d8-3536-1e6f-cda5c869c35e"? [y/N] y 2018-03-30T23:13:16Z: Ctrl-C to stop monitoring: will not cancel the node drain 2018-03-30T23:13:16Z: Node "f4e8a9e5-30d8-3536-1e6f-cda5c869c35e" drain strategy set 2018-03-30T23:13:17Z: Alloc "1877230b-64d3-a7dd-9c31-dc5ad3c93e9a" marked for migration 2018-03-30T23:13:17Z: Alloc "1877230b-64d3-a7dd-9c31-dc5ad3c93e9a" draining 2018-03-30T23:13:17Z: Alloc "1877230b-64d3-a7dd-9c31-dc5ad3c93e9a" status running -> complete 2018-03-30T23:13:29Z: Alloc "3fce5308-818c-369e-0bb7-f61f0a1be9ed" marked for migration 2018-03-30T23:13:29Z: Alloc "3fce5308-818c-369e-0bb7-f61f0a1be9ed" draining 2018-03-30T23:13:30Z: Alloc "3fce5308-818c-369e-0bb7-f61f0a1be9ed" status running -> complete 2018-03-30T23:13:41Z: Alloc "9a98c5aa-a719-2f34-ecfc-0e6268b5d537" marked for migration 2018-03-30T23:13:41Z: Alloc "9a98c5aa-a719-2f34-ecfc-0e6268b5d537" draining 2018-03-30T23:13:41Z: Node "f4e8a9e5-30d8-3536-1e6f-cda5c869c35e" has marked all allocations for migration 2018-03-30T23:13:42Z: Alloc "9a98c5aa-a719-2f34-ecfc-0e6268b5d537" status running -> complete 2018-03-30T23:13:42Z: All allocations on node "f4e8a9e5-30d8-3536-1e6f-cda5c869c35e" have stopped.
Enable drain mode on the local node:
$ nomad node drain -enable -self ...
Enable drain mode but do not stop system jobs:
$ nomad node drain -enable -ignore-system 4d2ba53b ...
Disable drain mode but keep the node ineligible for scheduling. Useful for inspecting the current state of a misbehaving node without Nomad trying to start or migrate allocations:
$ nomad node drain -disable -keep-ineligible 4d2ba53b ...
Enable drain mode and detach from monitoring, then reattach later:
$ nomad node drain -enable -detach -self ... $ nomad node drain -self -monitor ...