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


  • 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 provider. For more information, see Accessing VMware Cloud Director Availability.


  1. In the left pane, click SLA Profiles.
  2. On the SLA Profiles page, click New.
  3. In the New SLA profile window, set up the SLA settings and click Create.
    1. Enter a unique, case-sensitive name for the SLA profile.
    2. (Optional) Enter the SLA profile description.
    3. Set the minimum allowed Recovery Point Objective (RPO).
      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.

    4. 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.
    5. Select whether to activate quiesce.
    6. Select whether to enable compression of the replication traffic.
    7. Select whether to delay the first synchronization and select a timeslot.


You created the SLA profile and on the SLA Profiles page you can see the new SLA profile listed.

What to do next

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