2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 4, 2012 7:15 AM by Jeremy Soronen

    SLA with varying End Goal (unit based)

      Server: 7.5 patch 7

      SLM: 7.5 patch 1


      I'm trying to build a new way to control SLA for our custom PT:ProblemTicket module.  I have a form I made to store a different goal (in seconds) and business entity on a per client and severity.


      Such as: Client = ABC and Severity = High or Client = JAM and Severity = Medium


      The reading of the goal (in seconds) and business entity from my form is working fine.  My question is how to get the SLA to notice that one or both of these fields has changed and to recalculate the SLA Due Date/Time based on this data changing.  Currently, it is only working when the initial creation of the SLA.  Please note that I don't want it to build a NEW SLA, but rather to recalculate the existing attached SLA.

        • 1. SLA with varying End Goal (unit based)
          Michael Conway

          Hi Jeremy,


          An SLA-type Service Target will not honour changing of the Business Entity field configured in the 'SLA Type Reference Field' on the data source unless you are switching to a new SVT, reopening, causing a restart etc. ... something to cause the creation of a new SLM:Measurement record.


          An OLA-type Service Target will check for a new value in the 'OLA Type Reference Field' configured in the data source.  When you configure a field in the 'OLA Type Reference Field'  and rebuild the data source, an additional filter is added to the data source filter guide specifically to check if this field has been updated.... but for OLA Service Targets only.  This would be more suited to your scenario where the Business Entity needs to change during the life of a single SLM:Measurement.


          I'm not sure that it would necessarily honour the new goal time but it would certainly switch Business Entities and recalculate the Due Date/Milestone fire times etc. based on the new Business Entity.


          Hope this helps!


          Cheers... Michael.

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          • 2. SLA with varying End Goal (unit based)

            This is good information and I have read it in other threads.   I tried the OLA method and while it does notice the change in the Business Entity, it does not notice the change in the number of seconds for determining the end date/time.  I'm thinking I may need to submit this as an enhancement request as the tool (IMO) SHOULD do this when the end goal changes.