InfluxDB templates

This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB. InfluxDB v2.7 is the latest stable version. View this page in the v2.7 documentation.

InfluxDB templates are preconfigured InfluxDB resources and can contain everything from dashboards and Telegraf configurations to notifications and alerts. Use InfluxDB templates to quickly get set up monitoring a specific technology, 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.

View InfluxDB community templates

Template manifests

A template consists of one or more files known as manifests that define the InfluxDB resources. Template manifests support the following formats:

Template manifests are compatible with Kubernetes Custom Resource Definitions (CRD).

The field in manifests uniquely identifies each resource in the template. values must be DNS-1123 compliant. If resources in the template depend on other InfluxDB resources, all dependencies should be included in the template, otherwise, the resources may not be usable.

See Create an InfluxDB template for information about generating template manifests.

Template resources

Include the following resources in a template:

  • buckets
  • checks
  • dashboards
  • dashboard variables
  • labels
  • notification endpoints
  • notification rules
  • tasks
  • 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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