API v4.161.0

Released August 21, 2023.


  • New Metadata service. You can now utilize cloud-init with this service to automatically configure and install software to compute instances.
    • This feature is in Beta. It's currently limited to certain data centers (regions) and distributions. This feature may receive breaking updates in the future.
    • Create a Linode (POST /linode/instances). When using this operation, enter your cloud-config data as a base64-encoded string to the new metadata.user_data property.
    • List images (GET /images). Compatible images can be determined by looking for cloud-init in the new capabilities object.
    • List regions (GET /regions). Compatible regions can be determined by looking for Metadata in the capabilities object.
  • List regions' availability (GET /regions/availability) and Get a region's availability (GET /regions/{regionId}/availability). You can use these new operations to view the availability of select premium and GPU compute instance types according to region, which are currently in high demand. ​Akamai​ may expand this functionality to cover additional compute instance types in the future.