Unless you are planning to manage an existing Ionoscloud environment, the first step will typically involve choosing the location for a new virtual data centerA list of locations can be obtained with location command.

knife ionoscloud location list

Make a note of the desired location ID and now the data center can be created.

knife ionoscloud datacenter create (options)

Available options:

Required options:

  • location

  • ionoscloud_username

  • ionoscloud_password

name: --name NAME, -n NAME
name of the data center
description: --description DESCRIPTION, -D DESCRIPTION
description of the data center
location: --location LOCATION, -l LOCATION
location of the data center (required)
ionoscloud_username: --username USERNAME, -u USERNAME
your Ionoscloud username (required)
ionoscloud_password: --password PASSWORD, -p PASSWORD
your Ionoscloud password (required)
extra_config_file: --extra-config EXTRA_CONFIG_FILE_PATH, -e EXTRA_CONFIG_FILE_PATH
path to the additional config file


knife ionoscloud datacenter create --name NAME --description DESCRIPTION --location LOCATION --username USERNAME --password PASSWORD --extra-config EXTRA_CONFIG_FILE_PATH