High CPU Droplet availability via the DigtialOcean API

Are High CPU Droplet available via the DigtialOcean API? Are there any special considerations when creating them via the API?


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High CPU Droplets can be created via the DigitalOcean API like any other Droplet. In order to use them, provide a “size slug” prefixed with c- when creating your Droplet.

Slug Memory CPUs
c-2 3 GB 2
c-4 6 GB 4
c-8 12 GB 8
c-16 24 GB 16
c-32 48 GB 32
c-48 72 GB 48

For example:

curl -X POST -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
    -H "Authorization: Bearer $DO_TOKEN" \
    -d '{"name":"","region":"nyc3","size":"c-32","image":"ubuntu-14-04-x64", "monitoring": true, "tags":["web"]}' \

High CPU Droplets may have limited availability in certain datacenters. When a Droplet create is unsuccessful because of insufficient capacity, the API call will return an error message in the following format with 422 for the HTTP status code. The available_regions key will contain a list of regions which can currently handle the desired High-CPU Droplet of that size at that time.

  "id": "unprocessable_entity",
  "message": "The size you selected is temporarily unavailable because of High CPU server capacity",
  "error_attributes": {
    "available_regions": [