SLOs | Honeycomb


This feature is available as part of the Honeycomb Enterprise and Pro plans.

SLOs displays a list of your configured SLOs within Honeycomb.

If no SLOs exist, then a prompt to create your first SLO or to learn more about SLOs appears instead.

Select an SLO name in the list to view the target SLO’s details.

Enter search terms in the SLO search box to filter your SLO list display.

Select New SLO in the top right corner to create a new SLO.

Displayed Fields 

The SLO list view shows information for each SLO, including:

  • SLO Name - Includes the SLO Name and its description.
  • SLI - Shows the SLI and Dataset associated with the SLO. Selecting the SLI sends you to the Derived Columns display to see the SLI in more detail. Selecting the Dataset creates an SLO search based on the dataset name.
  • Time - Shows the time period in days.
  • Target - Shows the set target for the SLO in percentage form.
  • Current - Shows the current historical compliance for the SLO in percentage form.
  • Budget - Shows the current budget burndown for the SLO in percentage form.
  • Status - Shows if a Burn Alert is currently active, which indicates that the error budget is rapidly burning down, or if the SLO is not receiving data. When active, the Burn Alert with the shortest configured exhaustion time (Exhaustion Time burn alert) or shortest time window (Budget Rate burn alert) also displays here. If the SLO received no data during the entire SLO window, then “No events” appears.
  • Last Edited - Displays the user who edited the SLO and on what date.

All fields are sortable.

The SLO search box searches across SLO name, SLO description or associated Dataset. The results appear as a filtered list of your SLOs in the SLO list display.

To filter SLOs based on their associated Dataset, use the search prefix dataset: before the dataset name. For example, dataset:frontend.

SLO search works particularly well if your SLOs have detailed names and descriptions. This practice adds additional human context and makes it easier to find a specific query.


  • Create new SLO by selecting New SLO
  • View SLO details by selecting an SLO name
  • Pin an SLO to the top of the list with “Pin”
  • Search by SLO Name
  • Sort SLOs by field
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