AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Creates and immedately starts a new server. The server is ready to use when it is in the HEALTHY state. By default, you can create a maximum of 10 servers.

This operation is asynchronous.

A LimitExceededException is thrown when you have created the maximum number of servers (10). A ResourceAlreadyExistsException is thrown when a server with the same name already exists in the account. A ResourceNotFoundException is thrown when you specify a backup ID that is not valid or is for a backup that does not exist. A ValidationException is thrown when parameters of the request are not valid.

If you do not specify a security group by adding the SecurityGroupIds parameter, AWS OpsWorks creates a new security group.

Chef Automate: The default security group opens the Chef server to the world on TCP port 443. If a KeyName is present, AWS OpsWorks enables SSH access. SSH is also open to the world on TCP port 22.

Puppet Enterprise: The default security group opens TCP ports 22, 443, 4433, 8140, 8142, 8143, and 8170. If a KeyName is present, AWS OpsWorks enables SSH access. SSH is also open to the world on TCP port 22.

By default, your server is accessible from any IP address. We recommend that you update your security group rules to allow access from known IP addresses and address ranges only. To edit security group rules, open Security Groups in the navigation pane of the EC2 management console.


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to CreateServerAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.OpsWorksCM
Assembly: AWSSDK.OpsWorksCM.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public virtual CreateServerResponse CreateServer(
         CreateServerRequest request
Type: Amazon.OpsWorksCM.Model.CreateServerRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the CreateServer service method.

Return Value
The response from the CreateServer service method, as returned by OpsWorksCM.


LimitExceededException The limit of servers or backups has been reached.
ResourceAlreadyExistsException The requested resource cannot be created because it already exists.
ResourceNotFoundException The requested resource does not exist, or access was denied.
ValidationException One or more of the provided request parameters are not valid.

Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

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