doctl compute droplet create

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doctl compute droplet create <droplet-name>... [flags]




Use this command to create a new Droplet. Required values are name, size, and image. For example, to create an Ubuntu 20.04 with 1 vCPU and 1 GB of RAM in the NYC1 datacenter region, run:

doctl compute droplet create --image ubuntu-20-04-x64 --size s-1vcpu-1gb --region nyc1


Option Description
--droplet-agent By default, the agent is installed on new Droplets but installation errors are ignored. Set –droplet-agent=false to prevent installation. Set true to make installation errors fatal.
Default: false
--enable-backups Enables backups for the Droplet
Default: false
--enable-ipv6 Enables IPv6 support and assigns an IPv6 address
Default: false
--enable-monitoring Install the DigitalOcean agent for additional monitoring
Default: false
--enable-private-networking Enables private networking for the Droplet by provisioning it inside of your account’s default VPC for the region
Default: false
--format Columns for output in a comma-separated list. Possible values: ID, Name, PublicIPv4, PrivateIPv4, PublicIPv6, Memory, VCPUs, Disk, Region, Image, VPCUUID, Status, Tags, Features, Volumes.
--help , -h Help for this command
--image An ID or slug indicating the image the Droplet will be based-on (e.g. ubuntu-20-04-x64). Use the commands under doctl compute image to find additional images. (required)
--no-header Return raw data with no headers
Default: false
--region A slug indicating the region where the Droplet will be created (e.g. nyc1). Run doctl compute region list for a list of valid regions.
--size A slug indicating the size of the Droplet (e.g. s-1vcpu-1gb). Run doctl compute size list for a list of valid sizes. (required)
--ssh-keys A list of SSH key fingerprints or IDs of the SSH keys to embed in the Droplet’s root account upon creation
--tag-name A tag name to be applied to the Droplet
--tag-names A list of tag names to be applied to the Droplet
--user-data User-data to configure the Droplet on first boot
--user-data-file The path to a file containing user-data to configure the Droplet on first boot
--volumes A list of block storage volume IDs to attach to the Droplet
--vpc-uuid The UUID of a non-default VPC to create the Droplet in
--wait Wait for Droplet creation to complete before returning
Default: false
Command Description
doctl compute droplet Manage virtual machines (Droplets)

Global Flags

Option Description
--access-token, -t API V2 access token
--api-url, -u Override default API endpoint
--config, -c Specify a custom config file
  • macOS: ${HOME}/Library/Application Support/doctl/config.yaml
  • Linux: ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}/doctl/config.yaml
  • Windows: %APPDATA%\doctl\config.yaml
--context Specify a custom authentication context name
--http-retry-max Set maximum number of retries for requests that fail with a 429 or 500-level error
Default: 5
--http-retry-wait-max Set the minimum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 30
--http-retry-wait-min Set the maximum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 1
--interactive Enable interactive behavior. Defaults to true if the terminal supports it (default false)
Default: false
--output, -o Desired output format [text|json]
Default: text
--trace Show a log of network activity while performing a command
Default: false
--verbose, -v Enable verbose output
Default: false