Provides a DigitalOcean Droplet resource. This can be used to create, modify, and delete Droplets. Droplets also support provisioning.

Example Usage

# Create a new Web Droplet in the nyc2 region
resource "digitalocean_droplet" "web" {
  image  = "ubuntu-20-04-x64"
  name   = "web-1"
  region = "nyc2"
  size   = "s-1vcpu-1gb"

Argument Reference

The following arguments are supported:

  • image - (Required) The Droplet image ID or slug. This could be either image ID or droplet snapshot ID.
  • name - (Required) The Droplet name.
  • region - The region where the Droplet will be created.
  • size - (Required) The unique slug that indentifies the type of Droplet. You can find a list of available slugs on DigitalOcean API documentation.
  • backups - (Optional) Boolean controlling if backups are made. Defaults to false.
  • monitoring - (Optional) Boolean controlling whether monitoring agent is installed. Defaults to false. If set to true, you can configure monitor alert policies monitor alert resource
  • ipv6 - (Optional) Boolean controlling if IPv6 is enabled. Defaults to false. Once enabled for a Droplet, IPv6 can not be disabled. When enabling IPv6 on an existing Droplet, additional OS-level configuration is required.
  • vpc_uuid - (Optional) The ID of the VPC where the Droplet will be located.
  • private_networking - (Optional) Deprecated Boolean controlling if private networking is enabled. This parameter has been deprecated. Use vpc_uuid instead to specify a VPC network for the Droplet. If no vpc_uuid is provided, the Droplet will be placed in your account’s default VPC for the region.
  • ssh_keys - (Optional) A list of SSH key IDs or fingerprints to enable in the format [12345, 123456]. To retrieve this info, use the DigitalOcean API or CLI (doctl compute ssh-key list). Once a Droplet is created keys can not be added or removed via this provider. Modifying this field will prompt you to destroy and recreate the Droplet.
  • resize_disk - (Optional) Boolean controlling whether to increase the disk size when resizing a Droplet. It defaults to true. When set to false, only the Droplet’s RAM and CPU will be resized. Increasing a Droplet’s disk size is a permanent change. Increasing only RAM and CPU is reversible.
  • tags - (Optional) A list of the tags to be applied to this Droplet.
  • user_data (Optional) - A string of the desired User Data for the Droplet.
  • volume_ids (Optional) - A list of the IDs of each block storage volume to be attached to the Droplet.
  • droplet_agent (Optional) - A boolean indicating whether to install the DigitalOcean agent used for providing access to the Droplet web console in the control panel. By default, the agent is installed on new Droplets but installation errors (i.e. OS not supported) are ignored. To prevent it from being installed, set to false. To make installation errors fatal, explicitly set it to true.
  • graceful_shutdown (Optional) - A boolean indicating whether the droplet should be gracefully shut down before it is deleted.

NOTE: If you use volume_ids on a Droplet, Terraform will assume management over the full set volumes for the instance, and treat additional volumes as a drift. For this reason, volume_ids must not be mixed with external digitalocean_volume_attachment resources for a given instance.

Attributes Reference

The following attributes are exported:

  • id - The ID of the Droplet
  • urn - The uniform resource name of the Droplet
  • name- The name of the Droplet
  • region - The region of the Droplet
  • image - The image of the Droplet
  • ipv6 - Is IPv6 enabled
  • ipv6_address - The IPv6 address
  • ipv4_address - The IPv4 address
  • ipv4_address_private - The private networking IPv4 address
  • locked - Is the Droplet locked
  • private_networking - Is private networking enabled
  • price_hourly - Droplet hourly price
  • price_monthly - Droplet monthly price
  • size - The instance size
  • disk - The size of the instance’s disk in GB
  • vcpus - The number of the instance’s virtual CPUs
  • status - The status of the Droplet
  • tags - The tags associated with the Droplet
  • volume_ids - A list of the attached block storage volumes


Droplets can be imported using the Droplet id, e.g.

terraform import digitalocean_droplet.mydroplet 100823