On the first screen (Step 1) of the SLO wizard, specify or modify the SLO attributes summarized in the following table, and then click Next.
Only the fields indicated by a red asterisk are mandatory. For all other SLO attributes, you can accept the default settings.
Attributes for defining an SLO
|Name||A unique name for the SLO.|
|Owner||Name of the user who owns the SLO.|
|Contact Information||Phone number or email address of the SLO owner.|
Type of objects that compose the SLO, SLOs, or instances
If you choose SLOs, you can create an SLO only for classification by selecting the Use this SLO for grouping only, and not to calculate Aggregate Compliance values option.
|Copy from Groups||Check this option and select groups to copy from the existing groups. This option is static and acts as a filter.|
|SLO Type||The type of SLO based on the groups to which it is associated. |
Basic SLO types are Availability, Response Time, and System Performance. You can add other types or edit the attributes of the SLO types at this point. See Managing SLO types during SLO configuration.
|Create corresponding Response Time SLO||Select this check box if you chose Availability as the SLO type and want a corresponding Response Time SLO created, or if you chose Response Time as the SLO type and want a corresponding Availability SLO created.|
|Schedule||Select the schedule to apply to SLO monitoring. |
If required, you can select multiple schedules. This allows you to set threshold values for different time periods. For example, Response time threshold values may not be the same during business and non-business hours.
Basic schedules are 24X7 and Business Hours. You can add other schedules or edit the attributes of the schedules at this point. See Managing schedules during SLO configuration.
|SLO Compliance - Objective||Percentage of compliance or non-compliance (as indicated and based on the SLO type) that the SLO must obtain.|
|SLO Compliance - Range Set||You can add other range sets or edit the settings of the user-defined ranges at this point. See Managing range sets during SLO configuration.|
To modify multiple SLOs, enter values in the fields below the table as described in the following table and then click Apply.
For guidance on setting values based on compliance values recommended for the selected monitor instances, click SLO Guidance. For more information, see Requesting guidance for setting SLO thresholds.
Configurable SLO values
Service Level Objective: Condition
Condition using which SLOs are compared with actual measurements, either Greater than or equal or Less than or equal.
Service Level Objective: Value
SLO value (a percentage) for the instance or attribute.
Time period for validating the SLO violation. Only after the SLO value has continued to stay in the violation range for a period greater than the minimum duration it is reported as a violation.
Weight associated with the SLO attribute, a whole number greater than zero.
Amount of financial loss (per hour) caused if the SLO condition is not met.