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Incident response/Lightweight report template

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Summary and Metadata

The metadata is aimed at helping provide a quick snapshot of context around what happened during the incident.

Incident ID datestamp + brief component format UTC Start Timestamp: YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss
Incident Task Phabricator Link UTC End Timestamp YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss
People Paged <amount of people> Responder Count <amount of people>
Coordinator(s) Names - Emails Relevant Metrics / SLO(s) affected Relevant metrics

% error budget

Summary: What happened, in one paragraph or less. Avoid assuming deep knowledge of the systems here, and try to differentiate between proximate causes and root causes.Impact: Who was affected and how? In one paragraph or less. For user-facing outages: Estimate how many queries were lost, which regions were affected, or which types of clients (editors? readers? bots?), etc. Do not assume the reader knows what your service is or who uses it.

Documentation:

  • Todo (Link to relevant source code, graphs, or logs)

Scorecard

Incident Engagement™  ScoreCard Score
People Were the people responding to this incident sufficiently different than the previous N incidents? (0/5pt)
Were the people who responded prepared enough to respond effectively (0/5pt)
Did fewer than 5 people get paged (0/5pt)?
Were pages routed to the correct sub-team(s)?
Were pages routed to online (working hours) engineers (0/5pt)? (score 0 if people were paged after-hours)
Process Was the incident status section actively updated during the incident? (0/1pt)
If this was a major outage noticed by the community, was the public status page updated? If the issue was internal, was the rest of the organization updated with relevant incident statuses? (0/1pt)
Is there a phabricator task for the incident? (0/1pt)
Are the documented action items assigned?  (0/1pt)
Is this a repeat of an earlier incident (-1 per prev occurrence)
Is there an open task that would prevent this incident / make mitigation easier if implemented? (0/-1p per task)
Tooling Did the people responding have trouble communicating effectively during the incident due to the existing or lack of tooling? (0/5pt)
Did existing monitoring notify the initial responders? (1pt)
Were all engineering tools required available and in service? (0/5pt)
Was there a runbook for all known issues present? (0/5pt)
Total Score

Actionables

Create a list of action items that will help prevent this from happening again as much as possible. Link to or create a Phabricator task for every step.

  • To do #1 (TODO: Create task)
  • To do #2 (TODO: Create task)

TODO: Add the #Sustainability (Incident Followup) and the #SRE-OnFIRE (Pending Review & Scorecard) Phabricator tag to these tasks.