By using Service Level Agreement (SLA) profiles, the service providers can define and control the following SLA replications settings: Recovery Point Objective (RPO), retention policy for the point in time instances, quiescing, compression, and initial synchronization time.

SLA Settings Enforced by SLA Profiles

As a service provider, you can assign a single SLA profile to multiple VMware Cloud Director organizations to control the following SLA settings of the replications:

  • The target recovery point objective (RPO).
  • The retention policy for the point-in-time instances.
  • Whether the quiescing is enabled.
  • Whether the compression is enabled.
  • Timeslot to delay the initial synchronization.

After you assign SLA profiles to an organization, the organization can use the SLA profile in replications. Migrations do not use SLA profiles.

Predefined SLA Profiles

By default, VMware Cloud Director Availability provides the Gold, Silver, and Bronze predefined SLA profiles that are not assigned to any organization. The predefined SLA profiles set the following default SLA settings for replications:

Table 1. Predefined SLA Profile Settings
SLA Setting Gold Silver Bronze
SLA profile name Gold Silver Bronze
Target recovery point objective (RPO) 30 minutes 2 hours 6 hours
Preserve retained instances 14 7 Disabled
Retained instances spread evenly over the last 2 weeks 1 week
Enable quiesce No No No
Compress replication traffic Disabled Disabled Disabled
Delay start synchronization No delay No delay No delay

As a service provider, you can modify the SLA settings of the predefined SLA profiles, delete them, or create additional SLA profiles.

Using Custom SLA Settings

Using custom SLA settings instead of selecting an SLA profile in a replication is available after you enable the Allowed custom SLA settings option in the replication policy. For more information, see Configuring Replication Policies.