Step 6: Select a policy for your application - AWS Resilience Hub

Step 6: Select a policy for your application

A Resilience Hub resiliency policy contains information and objectives that are used to assess whether your application can recover from a disruption, such as an application or infrastructure disruption. When you create a resiliency policy, you define the recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO) for the disruption types. These objectives determine whether the application meets the resiliency policy.

When you create a new policy or select an existing Resilience Hub resiliency policy, consider your resiliency objectives and potential disruptions. For example, consider the business impact of the application, and the RTO and RPO objectives that you want your application to meet. Also, identify the most concerning disruptions that your application might encounter since you can set RTO and RPO goals for each disruption type.

Use a suggested policy or create a new policy to get started.

To create a resiliency policy

  1. Select Create a new policy.

  2. Enter a name for the policy.

  3. (Optional) Enter a description for the policy.

  4. Choose one of the following from Tier:

    • Foundational IT core services

    • Mission critical

    • Critical

    • Important

    • Non critical

  5. Under Customer Application RTO and RPO, enter a numeric value in the box and then choose the unit of time that the value represents, for both RTO and RPO.

    Repeat these entries under Infrastructure RTO and RPO for Infrastructure and Availability Zone.

  6. (Optional) If you have a multi-Region application, you may want to define a Region RTO and RPO.

    Under Region - Optional enter a numeric value in the box and then choose the unit of time that the value represents, for both RTO and RPO.

  7. (Optional) If you want to add tags, you can do that later as you continue creating your policy. For more information about tags, see Tagging resources in the AWS General Reference.

  8. To create the policy, choose Create.

  9. Verify that your newly created policy is selected by default from the list of policies under Resiliency policies, and choose Next.

To use a suggested resiliency policy

  1. Enter a name for the resiliency policy.

  2. (Optional) Enter a description for the policy.

  3. Under Suggested resiliency policies, view and choose one of the following predetermined resiliency policy tiers:

    • Non-critical application

    • Important Application

    • Critical Application

    • Global Critical Application

    • Mission Critical Application

    • Global Mission Critical Application

    • Foundational Core Service

  4. To create the resiliency policy, choose Create policy.

  5. Verify that your newly created policy is selected by default from the list of policies under Resiliency policies, and choose Next.

Next step

Next step Step 7: Review and publish your Resilience Hub application