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An AnalysisDefinition resource defines the list of Service Level Objectives (SLOs) for an Analysis.


kind: AnalysisDefinition
  name: <name-of-this-resource>
  namespace: <namespace-where-this-resource-resides>
    - analysisValueTemplateRef:
        name: <name-of-referenced-analysisValueTemplate-resource>
        namespace: <namespace-of-referenced-analysisValueTemplate-resource>
            fixedValue: <integer> | <quantity>
          inRange: | notInRange:
            lowBound: <integer> | <quantity>
            highBound: <integer> | <quantity>
            fixedValue: <integer> | <quantity>
          inRange: | notInRange:
            lowBound: <integer> | <quantity>
            highBound: <integer> | <quantity>
      weight: <integer>
      keyObjective: <boolean>
    passPercentage: <min-percentage-to-pass>
    warningPercentage: <min-percentage-for-warning>


  • apiVersion -- API version being used
  • kind -- Resource type. Must be set to AnalysisDefinition.
    • metadata
      • name -- Unique name of this analysis definition. Names must comply with the Kubernetes Object Names and IDs specification.
      • namespace -- Namespace where this resource is located. Analysis resources must specify this namespace when referencing this definition, unless it resides in the same namespace as the Analysis resource.
  • spec

    • objectives A list of objectives whose results are combined to determine whether the analysis fails, passes, or passes with a warning.

      • analysisValueTemplateRef (required) -- This string marks the beginning of each objective

        • name (required) -- The value of the AnalysisValueTemplateRef resource that defines the SLI used for this objective. That resource defines the data provider and the query to use.
        • namespace -- Namespace of the analysisValueTemplateRef resource. If the namespace is not specified, the analysis controller looks for the AnalysisValueTemplateRef resource in the same namespace as the Analysis resource.
      • target -- defines failure or, optionally, warning criteria. Values not specified for failure or warning result in a pass. Keptn writes the results of the analysis to the status section of the Analysis resource after the analysis runs.

        To use a value that includes a fraction, use a Kubernetes quantity value rather than a float. For example, use the 3m quantity rather than the 0.003 float; a float value here causes Invalid value errors. A whole number (integer) is also a legal quantity value.

        • failure -- criteria for failure, specified as operator: <quantity>. This can be specified either as an absolute quantity value or as a range of values.

          Valid operators for absolute values are:

          • lessThan -- < operator
          • lessThanOrEqual -- <= operator
          • greaterThan -- > operator
          • greaterThanOrEqual -- >= operator
          • equalTo -- == operator

          Valid operators for specifying ranges are:

          • inRange -- value is inclusively in the defined range
          • notInRange -- value is exclusively out of the defined range

          Each of these operators require two arguments:

          • lowBound -- minimum quantity value of the range included or excluded
          • highBound -- maximum quantity value of the range included or excluded
        • warning -- criteria for a warning, specified in the same way as the failure field.

      • weight -- used to emphasize the importance of one objective over others

      • keyObjective -- If set to true, the entire analysis fails if this particular objective fails, no matter what the actual score of the analysis is
    • totalScore (required) --

      • passPercentage -- threshold to reach for the full analysis (all objectives) to pass
      • warning Percentage for the full analysis (all objectives) to pass with warning status


An AnalysisDefinition resource contains a list of objectives to satisfy. Each of these objectives must specify:

  • The AnalysisValueTemplate resource that contains the SLIs, defining the data provider from which to gather the data and how to compute the Analysis
  • Failure or warning target criteria
  • Whether the objective is a key objective meaning that its failure fails the Analysis
  • Weight of the objective on the overall Analysis


kind: AnalysisDefinition
  labels: analysisdefinition analysisdefinition-sample metrics-operator kustomize metrics-operator
  name: analysisdefinition-sample
    - analysisValueTemplateRef:
        name: response-time-p95
        namespace: keptn-system
            fixedValue: 600
            lowBound: 300
            highBound: 500
      weight: 1
      keyObjective: false
    passPercentage: 90
    warningPercentage: 75

For a full example of how to implement the Keptn Analysis feature, see the Analysis guide page.


API reference: AnalysisDefinition

Differences between versions

The Keptn Analysis feature is an official part of Keptn v0.10.0 and later. Keptn v0.8.3 included a preliminary release of this feature but it was hidden behind a feature flag. The behavior of this feature is unchanged since v0.8.3.

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