How do I know when an API created droplet is ready

Posted June 3, 2015 4.4k views

Hi All,

I am using the Java API and can successfully create a droplet and get back the new ID and IP address.
What I’m not sure on, is how do you identify when the droplet is actually ready for use.
For example after creating the droplet via the API I then went to the dashboard and sure enough there was the progress bar saying that the droplet was being created.

But the API’s create process is finished.
Do I have to continually check the new droplets “isNew” or “isActive” method to find out when the droplet can be used.


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Currently the best solution is to query the droplet with the ID you receive from the create event and check for status = “Active”.

  • Thank you for your comment - I guess I will have to create some sort of callback as from start to active the creation process takes between 5 to 10 minutes.