Start a Server


ionosctl server start [flags]


For server command:

[s svr]

For start command:



Use this command to start a Server from a Virtual Data Center. If the Server's public IP was deallocated then a new IP will be assigned.

You can wait for the Request to be executed using --wait-for-request option. You can force the command to execute without user input using --force option.

Required values to run command:

  • Data Center Id

  • Server Id


-u, --api-url string Override default host url (default "")
--cols strings Set of columns to be printed on output
Available columns: [ServerId Name AvailabilityZone Cores Ram CpuFamily VmState State] (default [ServerId,Name,AvailabilityZone,Cores,Ram,CpuFamily,VmState,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)
-f, --force Force command to execute without user input
-h, --help Print usage
-o, --output string Desired output format [text|json] (default "text")
-q, --quiet Quiet output
-i, --server-id string The unique Server Id (required)
-t, --timeout int Timeout option for Request for Server start [seconds] (default 60)
-v, --verbose Print step-by-step process when running command
-w, --wait-for-request Wait for the Request for Server start to be executed


ionosctl server start --datacenter-id DATACENTER_ID --server-id SERVER_ID