Navigate to the SLO page: Monitors › Service Level Objectives
Start thinking from the perspective of your user:
|Availability||Could the server respond to the request successfully?|
|Latency||How long did it take for the server to respond to the request?|
|Throughput||How many requests can be handled?|
|Availability||Can the data be accessed on demand?|
|Latency||How long does it take to read or write data?|
|Durability||Is the data still there when it is needed?|
|Correctness||Was the right data returned?|
|Freshness||How long does it take for new data or processed results to appear?|
Do you require a time-based or count-based SLI?
Time-based SLIs use Datadog monitors:
Example: the latency of all user requests should be less than 250 ms 99% of the time in any 30-day window.
If you need to create a new monitor go to the Monitor create page.
Count-based SLIs use metrics in your Datadog account and do not require a monitor:
Example: 99% of requests should complete in less than 250 ms over a 30-day window.
99.95%, or whatever makes sense for your requirements.
serviceis a common practice.
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