Orchestration templates define and describe a set of resources. You can use orchestration templates to create applications. This topic describes how to create an orchestration template.


  1. Log on to the ACK console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane of the ACK console, choose Marketplace > Orchestration Templates.
  3. On the Templates page, click Create in the upper-right corner.
  4. In the Create dialog box, configure the template and click Save.
    • Name: Specify a name for the template.
    • Description: Specify a description for the template. This parameter is optional.
    • Template: Configure the template that conforms to the YAML syntax.
      • The template can contain multiple resource objects that are separated with ---.
      • You can add values in the format of ${params} to the YAML file, for example, app: ${nginx}. The value is automatically identified as a parameter when you use the template to create an application.
    After the template is created, you are redirected to the Templates page. On the My Templates tab, you can find the created template.
  5. Optional:You can save a template provided by Container Service for Kubernetes (ACK) as an orchestration template.
    1. In the left-side navigation pane of the ACK console, click Clusters.
    2. On the Clusters page, find the cluster that you want to manage and click the name of the cluster or click Details in the Actions column. The details page of the cluster appears.
    3. In the left-side navigation pane of the details page, choose Workloads > Deployments.
    4. On the Deployments page, click Create from YAML in the upper-right corner.
    5. Select a template and click Save Template.
    6. In the Save Template dialog box, specify the name, description, and content of the template. Then, click Save.
      Note You can modify the template based on your requirements.

What to do next

On the My Templates tab, you can specify a template to create an application.