Create a FlowLog on a NIC


ionosctl flowlog create [flags]


For flowlog command:


For create command:



Use this command to create a new FlowLog to the specified NIC.

You can wait for the Request to be executed using --wait-for-request option.

NOTE: Please disable the FlowLog before deleting the existing Bucket.

Required values to run command:

  • Data Center Id

  • Server Id

  • Nic Id

  • Target S3 Bucket Name


  -a, --action string          Specifies the traffic Action pattern (default "ALL")
  -u, --api-url string         Override default host url (default "")
      --cols strings           Set of columns to be printed on output 
                               Available columns: [FlowLogId Name Action Direction Bucket State] (default [FlowLogId,Name,Action,Direction,Bucket,State])
  -c, --config string          Configuration file used for authentication (default "$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/ionosctl/config.json")
      --datacenter-id string   The unique Data Center Id (required)
  -D, --depth int32            Controls the detail depth of the response objects. Max depth is 10.
  -d, --direction string       Specifies the traffic Direction pattern (default "BIDIRECTIONAL")
  -f, --force                  Force command to execute without user input
  -h, --help                   Print usage
  -n, --name string            The name for the FlowLog (default "Unnamed FlowLog")
      --nic-id string          The unique NIC Id (required)
      --no-headers             Don't print table headers when table output is used
  -o, --output string          Desired output format [text|json|api-json] (default "text")
  -q, --quiet                  Quiet output
  -b, --s3bucket string        S3 Bucket name of an existing IONOS Cloud S3 Bucket (required)
      --server-id string       The unique Server Id (required)
  -t, --timeout int            Timeout option for Request for FlowLog creation [seconds] (default 60)
  -v, --verbose                Print step-by-step process when running command
  -w, --wait-for-request       Wait for Request for FlowLog creation to be executed


ionosctl flowlog create --datacenter-id DATACENTER_ID --server-id SERVER_ID --nic-id NIC_ID --name NAME --action ACTION --direction DIRECTION --s3bucket BUCKET_NAME

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