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 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.

View InfluxDB community templates

Template manifests

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).

The field in manifests uniquely identifies each resource in the template. values must be DNS-1123 compliant. The spec object contains the resource configuration.


# bucket-template.yml
# Template manifest that defines two buckets.
kind: Bucket
    name: thirsty-shaw-91b005
    description: My IoT Center Bucket
    name: iot-center
      - everySeconds: 86400
        type: expire
kind: Bucket
    name: upbeat-fermat-91b001
    name: air_sensor

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

Template resources

Templates may contain the following InfluxDB resources:


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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