IONOS Cloud Tools Overview

Config Management Tools allow you to automate the management of your VDC and the surrounding infrastructure.
DevOps teams apply these infrastructure automation principles by leveraging common cloud libraries, SDKs, and APIs. DevOps teams benefit from infrastructure as code for better scalability, monitoring and efficiency.

The following third-party tools are supported:

Docker Machine
Chef Knife
The IONOS provider for Terraform is used to interact with the cloud computing and storage resources provided by IONOS Cloud. Before you begin, you must subscribe to an IONOS account. The credentials you create during sign-up will be used to authenticate against the Cloud API.
Terraform currently supports our latest V5 and v6 offering.
Learn more about Terraform
Ansible is an IT automation tool that allows users to configure, deploy, and orchestrate advanced tasks, such as continuous deployments, or zero downtime rolling updates. The IONOS module for Ansible leverages the IONOS Cloud API.
Learn more about Ansible
Docker Machine Driver
Docker Machine Driver is the official driver for Docker Machine to use with IONOS Cloud. It adds support for creating Docker Machines hosted on the IONOS Cloud.
Learn more about Docker Machine
Chef Knife plugin
Chef is a popular configuration management tool. It allows simplified configuration and maintenance of both servers and cloud provider environments through the use of common templates called recipes.
Learn more about Chef: Knife plugin
The IONOS Puppet module allows a multi-server cloud environment using ProfitBricks resources to be deployed automatically from a Puppet manifest file.
Learn more about Puppet


IonosCTL is a tool to help you manage your IONOS Cloud resources directly from your terminal. IonosCTL CLI is currently under development. We are working on adding new commands and use-cases in order to support all the operations available in the Cloud API.
Learn more about IonosCTL CLI
If you have further questions regarding IonosCTL, please contact our Customer Service.
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