To control the Service Level Agreement (SLA) settings allowed for all replications in a VMware Cloud Director organization, as a service provider, you can modify the SLA profiles.

You can modify the predefined SLA profiles. You cannot modify an SLA profile that is already assigned to an organization and if any active replications are configured with that SLA profile.


  • Verify that VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.3 or later is deployed in the cloud site for adding advanced retention rules.
  • Verify that you can access VMware Cloud Director Availability as a service provider. For more information, see Accessing VMware Cloud Director Availability.


  1. In the left pane, click SLA Profiles.
  2. Select an SLA profile and click Edit.
  3. In the Edit SLA profile window, modify the following SLA settings and click Apply.
    1. Enter a unique, case-sensitive name for the SLA profile.
    2. Set the minimum allowed RPO by using the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) slider or by clicking the time ranges.
      Note: For shorter RPO, follow the recommendations for lowering the occurrence of RPO violations for the protection, by using all-flash storage and see Replicating Workloads.

      With short RPO, even when meeting these recommendations, an I/O intensive protected workload can still cause RPO violations.

    3. Select whether for protections to allow advanced retention rules and click Add rule, up to five rules, to enable retention policy configuration for the number of rotated instances and their time distance spread apart.
    4. Select whether to activate quiesce.
    5. Select whether to enable compression of the replication traffic.
    6. Select whether to delay the first synchronization and select a timeslot.


You have modified the SLA profile and on the SLA Profiles page you can see the modified SLA settings.

What to do next

You can assign the modified SLA profile to one or more VMware Cloud Director organizations. For more information, see Assign an SLA Profile to Organizations.