Orchestration provides a level of automation in creating your virtual machines through templates. Use the orchestration engine to create and manage your infrastructure resources through a single or set of YAML files. For example, you can define storage, networking, instances, and applications and use that template repeatedly to create a running environment instead of defining these values each time.
Templates are used to create stacks, which are collections of resources. For example, a stack might include instances, floating IPs, volumes, security groups, and users. The Orchestration service offers access to all Metcloud core services through a single modular template, with additional orchestration capabilities such as auto-scaling and basic high availability.
For information about basic creation and deletion of Orchestration stacks, see the Launching and Managing Stacks.
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As an administrator, you can also carry out stack functions on behalf of your users. For example, to resume, suspend, or delete a stack, run the
openstack stack commands:
$ openstack stack resume STACK $ openstack stack suspend STACK $ openstack stack delete STACK