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How would you automate the creation and destruction of droplets?

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How would you automate the create and destruction of droplets? Every time one is created they automatically have certain packages installed, perhaps using packer, and then get added to an erlang cluster. How might I go about all of this?


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We use our own automation platform, Tines, for management of our Digital Ocean Droplet automation. We create/delete droplets, add/remove tags, manage DNS and more. It works great! We wrote about how we do it in the below blog post. If you’d like to know more I’m happy to talj through the details - feel free to send me a DM.

https://tines.io/blog/automating-trial-creation/

You can use a tool such as doctlhttps://github.com/digitalocean/doctl and some shell scripts

Another solution is to use Hashicorp’s Terraform - https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-terraform-with-digitalocean

Using the API.