Update a NIC


ionosctl nic update [flags]


For nic command:


For update command:

[u up]


Use this command to update the configuration of a specified NIC. Some restrictions are in place: The primary address of a NIC connected to a Load Balancer can only be changed by changing the IP of the Load Balancer. You can also add additional reserved, public IPs to the NIC.

The user can specify and assign private IPs manually. Valid IP addresses for private networks are, or

The value for firewallActive can be toggled between true and false to enable or disable the firewall. When the firewall is enabled, incoming traffic is filtered by all the firewall rules configured on the NIC. When the firewall is disabled, then all incoming traffic is routed directly to the NIC and any configured firewall rules are ignored.

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

Required values to run command:

  • Data Center Id

  • NIC Id


-u, --api-url string Override default host url (default "")
--cols strings Set of columns to be printed on output
Available columns: [NicId Name Dhcp LanId Ips State FirewallActive Mac] (default [NicId,Name,Dhcp,LanId,Ips,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 Boolean value that indicates if the NIC is using DHCP (true) or not (false) (default true)
-f, --force Force command to execute without user input
-h, --help Print usage
--ips strings IPs assigned to the NIC
--lan-id int The LAN ID the NIC sits on (default 1)
-n, --name string The name of the NIC
-i, --nic-id string The unique NIC Id (required)
-o, --output string Desired output format [text|json] (default "text")
-q, --quiet Quiet output
--server-id string The unique Server Id (required)
-t, --timeout int Timeout option for Request for NIC update [seconds] (default 60)
-v, --verbose Print step-by-step process when running command
-w, --wait-for-request Wait for the Request for NIC update to be executed


ionosctl nic update --datacenter-id DATACENTER_ID --server-id SERVER_ID --nic-id NIC_ID --lan-id LAN_ID --wait-for-request