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] (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)
--dhcp Indicates if the Load Balancer will reserve an IP using DHCP (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")
-o, --output string Desired output format [text|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