Resource Orchestration Service (ROS) offers you the ability to quickly create and configure a group of resources using a resource stack template. It also allows you to manage created resources with ease.

To start using ROS, you need a resource stack template. It is the basis that ROS uses to create and configure resources. Once the stack is created, you can use the ROS console to manage it.

Log on to the ROS console. Click My Templates to view existing templates or create a new template. The template is in JSON format with UTF-8 encoding.

The ROS console also provides the Visual Editor to help you edit templates visually rather than going through hundreds of lines of text. For information on how to use the Visual Editor, see Edit templates using Visual Editor.

For more information about the resource types that ROS supports, see Resource type index. Also see:

For template syntax, see:

Create a resource stack using a template

If you have not created a resource stack template, the ROS console provides dozens of sample templates for your needs. They are located under Sample Template. Select a sample template that best suits your needs and click Create Stack. The ROS creates a resource stack using the template you selected. For more information, see Create resource stacks using a template.

If you have a resource stack template ready, go to the ROS console and click My Templates. Select your template and click Create Stack.

Manage resource stacks using the console

Aside from creating resource stack templates and resource stacks, the ROS console also provides the ability to view resource information and update, recreate, and delete resource stacks at any time. When deleting a resource stack, you can choose to retain all resources in the stack or release them.