InfluxDB templates are prepackaged InfluxDB configurations that contain everything from dashboards and Telegraf configurations to notifications and alerts. Use templates to monitor your technology stack, set up a fresh instance of InfluxDB, back up your dashboard configuration, or share your configuration with the InfluxData community.
InfluxDB templates do the following:
- Reduce setup time by giving you resources that are already configured for your use-case.
- Facilitate secure, portable, and source-controlled InfluxDB resource states.
- Simplify sharing and using pre-built InfluxDB solutions.
A template manifest is a file that defines InfluxDB resources. Template manifests support the following formats:
Template manifests are compatible with Kubernetes Custom Resource Definitions (CRD).
metadata.name field in manifests uniquely identifies each resource in the template.
metadata.name values must be DNS-1123 compliant.
spec object contains the resource configuration.
# Template manifest that defines two buckets.
description: My IoT Center Bucket
- everySeconds: 86400
See Create an InfluxDB template for information about generating template manifests.
Templates may contain the following InfluxDB resources:
- dashboard variables
- notification endpoints
- notification rules
- Telegraf configurations
Use InfluxDB stacks to manage InfluxDB templates. When you apply a template, InfluxDB associates resources in the template with a stack. Use stacks to add, update, or remove InfluxDB templates over time.
For more information, see InfluxDB stacks below.
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