One of the unique features of the Ionoscloud platform when compared with the other providers is that they allow you to define your own settings for cores, memory, and disk size without being tied to a particular size or flavor.
Note: The memory parameter value must be a multiple of 256, e.g. 256, 512, 768, 1024, and so forth.
knife ionoscloud server create (options)

Available options:

Required options:

  • datacenter_id
  • cores
  • ram
ionoscloud_url: --url URL
the Ionoscloud API URL
extra_config_file: --extra-config EXTRA_CONFIG_FILE_PATH, -e EXTRA_CONFIG_FILE_PATH
path to the additional config file
datacenter_id: --datacenter-id DATACENTER_ID, -D DATACENTER_ID
name of the virtual datacenter (required)
name: --name NAME, -n NAME
name of the server
cores: --cores CORES, -C CORES
the number of processor cores (required)
cpu_family: --cpu-family CPU_FAMILY, -f CPU_FAMILY
the family of the CPU (INTEL_XEON or AMD_OPTERON)
ram: --ram RAM, -r RAM
the amount of RAM in MB (required)
availability_zone: --availability-zone AVAILABILITY_ZONE, -a AVAILABILITY_ZONE
the availability zone of the server
boot_volume: --boot-volume VOLUME_ID
reference to a volume used for booting
boot_cdrom: --boot-cdrom CDROM_ID
reference to a CD-ROM used for booting
ionoscloud_username: --username USERNAME, -u USERNAME
your Ionoscloud username
ionoscloud_password: --password PASSWORD, -p PASSWORD
your Ionoscloud password
ionoscloud_token: --token PASSWORD
your Ionoscloud access token


knife ionoscloud server create --url URL --extra-config EXTRA_CONFIG_FILE_PATH --datacenter-id DATACENTER_ID --name NAME --cores CORES --cpu-family CPU_FAMILY --ram RAM --availability-zone AVAILABILITY_ZONE --boot-volume VOLUME_ID --boot-cdrom CDROM_ID --username USERNAME --password PASSWORD --token PASSWORD