Powershell command to add a Server via REST API

Dear all, do someone have a sample Powershell script to add a Server in PB DataCenter with the RESTFUL API? I need help to create a PS Script for selfservice and don't get it :( Thanks in Advance


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Hello Andreas,

We have plans to release a PowerShell module on our development roadmap. The goal is to have something available in the next 60 days or so. When available, it will show up at:

In the meantime, here is some information that may help you roll your own script.

First you need to convert your credentials to Base64. You can do this a number of ways, but from inside PowerShell, this should work:

$CredText = ‘username@domain.tld:password’
$CredBytes = [System.Text.Encoding]::UTF8.GetBytes($CredText)
$EncodedCreds =[Convert]::ToBase64String($CredBytes)

Now you can use those credentials with 'Invoke-RestMethod' to make calls against the REST API.

$headers = New-Object "System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary[[String],[String]]"
$headers.Add("Authorization", 'Basic dXNlcm5hbWVAZG9tYWluLnRsZDpwYXNzd29yZA==')
$response = Invoke-RestMethod '' -Headers $headers

$response contains the results of the request:

id          type       href                                             items
--          ----       ----                                             -----
datacenters collection {@{id=[removed] ...

To create a server, compose the JSON request string and put it into a variable:

$server = '{"properties":{"name":"PS_Server_1","ram":512,"cores":1}}'

Now make the POST request using a valid data center id under your account:

$response = Invoke-RestMethod '[your-data-center-id-here]/servers' -Method Post -Headers $headers -Body $server -ContentType 'application/vnd.profitbricks.resource+json'

$response will contain some info about your accepted request:

PS C:\> $response

id         : [server-id]
type       : server
href       :[data-center-id]/servers/[server-id]
metadata   : @{createdDate=[date-time]; createdBy=[user-id];
         etag=[etag]; lastModifiedDate=[date-time];
         lastModifiedBy=[user-id]; state=BUSY}
properties : @{name=PS_Server_1; cores=1; ram=512; availabilityZone=; vmState=; bootCdrom=; bootVolume=; cpuFamily=}

That should be a decent starting point interacting with the REST API from PowerShell. If anybody else out there has solved this a different way, please feel free to comment.