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DigitalOcean: digitalocean_droplet
Provides a DigitalOcean Droplet resource. This can be used to create, modify, and delete Droplets. Droplets also support provisioning.


Provides a DigitalOcean Droplet resource. This can be used to create, modify, and delete Droplets. Droplets also support provisioning.

Example Usage

# Create a new Web Droplet in the nyc2 region
resource "digitalocean_droplet" "web" {
  image  = "ubuntu-18-04-x64"
  name   = "web-1"
  region = "nyc2"
  size   = "s-1vcpu-1gb"

Argument Reference

The following arguments are supported:

  • image - (Required) The Droplet image ID or slug.
  • name - (Required) The Droplet name.
  • region - (Required) The region to start in.
  • size - (Required) The unique slug that indentifies the type of Droplet. You can find a list of available slugs on DigitalOcean API documentation.
  • backups - (Optional) Boolean controlling if backups are made. Defaults to false.
  • monitoring - (Optional) Boolean controlling whether monitoring agent is installed. Defaults to false.
  • ipv6 - (Optional) Boolean controlling if IPv6 is enabled. Defaults to false.
  • private_networking - (Optional) Boolean controlling if private networks are enabled. Defaults to false.
  • ssh_keys - (Optional) A list of SSH IDs or fingerprints to enable in the format [12345, 123456]. To retrieve this info, use a tool such as curl with the DigitalOcean API, to retrieve them.
  • resize_disk - (Optional) Boolean controlling whether to increase the disk size when resizing a Droplet. It defaults to true. When set to false, only the Droplet's RAM and CPU will be resized. Increasing a Droplet's disk size is a permanent change. Increasing only RAM and CPU is reversible.
  • tags - (Optional) A list of the tags to be applied to this Droplet.
  • user_data (Optional) - A string of the desired User Data for the Droplet.
  • volume_ids (Optional) - A list of the IDs of each block storage volume to be attached to the Droplet.

~> NOTE: If you use volume_ids on a Droplet, Terraform will assume management over the full set volumes for the instance, and treat additional volumes as a drift. For this reason, volume_ids must not be mixed with external digitalocean_volume_attachment resources for a given instance.

Attributes Reference

The following attributes are exported:

  • id - The ID of the Droplet
  • urn - The uniform resource name of the Droplet
  • name- The name of the Droplet
  • region - The region of the Droplet
  • image - The image of the Droplet
  • ipv6 - Is IPv6 enabled
  • ipv6_address - The IPv6 address
  • ipv4_address - The IPv4 address
  • ipv4_address_private - The private networking IPv4 address
  • locked - Is the Droplet locked
  • private_networking - Is private networking enabled
  • price_hourly - Droplet hourly price
  • price_monthly - Droplet monthly price
  • size - The instance size
  • disk - The size of the instance's disk in GB
  • vcpus - The number of the instance's virtual CPUs
  • status - The status of the Droplet
  • tags - The tags associated with the Droplet
  • volume_ids - A list of the attached block storage volumes


Droplets can be imported using the Droplet id, e.g.

terraform import digitalocean_droplet.mydroplet 100823
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