Create a Load Balancer


ionosctl loadbalancer create [flags]


For loadbalancer command:


For create command:



Use this command to create a new Load Balancer within the Virtual Data Center. Load balancers can be used for public or private IP traffic. The name, IP and DHCP for the Load Balancer can be set.

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

Required values to run command:

  • Data Center Id


  -u, --api-url string         Override default host url (default "")
      --cols strings           Set of columns to be printed on output 
                               Available columns: [LoadBalancerId Name Dhcp State Ip DatacenterId] (default [LoadBalancerId,Name,Dhcp,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.
      --dhcp                   Indicates if the Load Balancer will reserve an IP using DHCP. E.g.: --dhcp=true, --dhcp=false (default true)
  -f, --force                  Force command to execute without user input
  -h, --help                   Print usage
  -n, --name string            Name of the Load Balancer (default "Load Balancer")
      --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
  -t, --timeout int            Timeout option for Request for Load Balancer creation [seconds] (default 60)
  -v, --verbose                Print step-by-step process when running command
  -w, --wait-for-request       Wait for Request for Load Balancer creation to be executed


ionosctl loadbalancer create --datacenter-id DATACENTER_ID --name NAME

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