Initialize an InfluxDB stack

InfluxDB automatically creates a new stack each time you apply an InfluxDB template without providing a stack ID. To manually create or initialize a new stack, use the influx stacks init command.

Initialize a stack when applying a template

To automatically create a new stack when applying an InfluxDB template don’t provide a stack ID. InfluxDB applies the resources in the template to a new stack and provides the stack ID the output.

influx apply \
  -o example-org \
  -f path/to/template.yml

Manually initialize a new stack

Use the influx stacks init command to create or initialize a new InfluxDB stack.

Provide the following:

  • Organization name or ID
  • Stack name
  • Stack description
  • InfluxDB template URLs
# Syntax
influx stacks init \
  -o <org-name> \
  -n <stack-name> \
  -d <stack-description \
  -u <package-url>

# Example
influx stacks init \
  -o example-org \
  -n "Example Stack" \
  -d "InfluxDB stack for monitoring some awesome stuff" \
  -u \

New! Cloud or OSS?

InfluxDB OSS 2.0 now generally available!

InfluxDB OSS 2.0 is now generally available and ready for production use. See the InfluxDB OSS 2.0 release notes.

For information about upgrading to InfluxDB OSS 2.0, see: