SRE Monitoring & Service Level Indicators

21m 54s

This lesson explores the subject of monitoring and service Level Indicators and how both work together to allow you to measure and track whether stated service level objectives are being met or not. By the end of this lesson, you'll have a clear understanding of monitoring and SLIs, and how to apply both of them correctly within your own organization.

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand the difference between service level indicators (SLIs) and service level objectives (SLOs)
  • Understand the difference between monitoring and observability
  • Learn how monitoring can be applied to your workloads

Intended Audience

  • Anyone interested in learning about SRE and its fundamentals
  • Software Engineers interested in learning about how to use and apply SRE within an operations environment
  • DevOps practitioners interested in understanding the role of SRE and how to consider using it within their own organization


To get the most out of this course, you should have a basic understanding of DevOps, software development, and the software development lifecycle.


Link to the YouTube video referenced in this lesson: Implementing SRE practices on Azure: SLI/SLO deep dive - BRK4025

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Content Lead Architect
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Jeremy is a Content Lead Architect and DevOps SME here at Cloud Academy where he specializes in developing DevOps technical training documentation.

He has a strong background in software engineering, and has been coding with various languages, frameworks, and systems for the past 25+ years. In recent times, Jeremy has been focused on DevOps, Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP), Security, Kubernetes, and Machine Learning.

Jeremy holds professional certifications for AWS, Azure, GCP, Terraform, Kubernetes (CKA, CKAD, CKS).

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