How to program and get the Digital Ocean ID of the current Droplet from within the Droplet

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I am setting up monitoring and log aggregation on my AWS and Digital Ocean servers, and I want to be able to include a Droplet ID in the meta-data for my log messages from Digital Ocean.

On AWS there is a way to get the Instance ID from inside the instance: How to get the instance id from within an ec2 instance?

I am trying to find some similar in Digital Ocean so I can have a unique ID in my logs to identify a droplet.

I might have multiple web servers behind a load balancer, all answering to the same hostname and not looking for something like the hostname, since hostname can be set to anything in /etc/hostname.

I want a unique ID to help me find my Droplet in the API or web console, and I want to be able to get it from a shell script running on the Droplet.

Mar 27, 2018 in DevOps & Agile by stephen
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edited Oct 12, 2018 by Kalgi 3,063 views

2 answers to this question.

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Best answer

You can run curl within the droplet, that will get you the ID of the droplet. If you want to use it in a shell script, you can do something like this:

echo "droplet id: $droplet_id"
# use $droplet_id in your script whenever you need to identify the droplet
answered Mar 27, 2018 by Atul
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selected Oct 12, 2018 by Omkar
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In account panel, you can find your droplets list. Click in the link to open droplet page and then check it URL. It should be something like this: Where XXXXX is your droplet ID.

answered Oct 12, 2018 by Hannah
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