Templates in Oracle Cloud Stack provide a blueprint for the creation of cloud stacks, and orchestrate the creation of cloud services, or resources. Creating a template involves working with parameters, attributes, conditions, and functions.
Templates are text files that use the standard YAML syntax. You can either use the template authoring tools found in the Oracle Cloud Stack console, or edit template files offline with some other tool. After creating a template, you can publish and test it. See About the Template Life Cycle.
An alternative to creating a new template is to copy an existing one. See Copying a Template.