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Status Planned for future release
Workspace Instana
Categories Alert SLO/SLI (STAN)
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 26, 2022

SLO based alerts

We think it should be possible to create alerts based on defined SLIs and SLOs. Currently, it's not possible to alert if something is consuming an available error budget too fast over a certain time or that we consumed the error budget already completely. The current SLO implementation is only useful during the SLO review meetings, but we can't define actionable alerts.

Here are some simple examples borrowed from the SRE book:

  • Alert based on error rate >= SLO threshold

  • Alert based on burn rate

  • Multiwindow, Multi-Burn-Rate Alerts

The goal is to identify error budget threats early on and not in an e.g. weekly meeting when it's already too late. That would empower the SLO features Instana offers by a large degree.

Idea priority Medium