How do I know which type of SLC to use?

There are three types of SLCs in IBM® Sterling Control Center Monitor: standard SLCs, wildcard SLCs, and workflow SLCs.

If you are interested in knowing when a single Process or Process step runs or fails to run, use either a standard SLC or wildcard SLC. With wildcard SLCs you specify a generic name (using a wildcard character) rather than a specific, individual one. So, if you know the specific Process name, server name, etc., use a standard SLC.

Note: You can use a wildcard SLC in place of a standard SLC, but the IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor engine processes standard SLCs more efficiently. Use standard SLCs when you have the choice.

If you want to ensure that multiple Processes and/or Process steps run, use a workflow SLC.