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Last Updated: Apr 04, 2018

With Resource Orchestration Service (ROS), you can create and configure a group of Alibaba Cloud resources (a resource stack) based on a template with a single click, and manage the group of resources.

Create resource stack templates

To create and manage a resource stack, you must have a stack template. In the ROS console, we provide some common used sample templates. If none of them meets your business requirements, you can create your own template.

Log on to the ROS console, click My Template from the left-side navigation pane to view your templates and create new templates. Resource stack templates are text files in JSON format, and coded in UTF-8.

You can use Visual Editor provided in the ROS console as the template editing tool to create templates visually. For more information on how to use Visual Editor, see Using Visual Editor to edit stack templates.

When defining the required resources during template creation, you can get the information about supported resource types and detailed resource attributes and properties from the Resource Type page in the ROS console. For how to view resource type information and detailed information about resources, see:

For template syntax, see:

Create resource stacks

If some template on the Sample Template page in the ROS console meets your business requirements, click Create Stack to create a stack based on the template. For more information, see Create resource stacks with a template.

If you have created your own templates, click My Template from the left-side navigation pane in the ROS console, select a template, and click Create Stack to create a resource stack with all the resources and configurations you defined in the template.

Manage resource stacks in the console

Besides creating templates and resource stacks, you can view the detailed information of all the resources in the stacks, and also, update, recreate, and delete the stacks. When deleting a stack, you can either retain or release all the resources in the stack. See: