Version 1.5. This version is no longer supported as outlined in the Anthos version support policy. For the latest patches and updates for security vulnerabilities, exposures, and issues impacting Anthos clusters on VMware (GKE on-prem), upgrade to a supported version. You can find the most recent version here.

Quotas and limits

This page explains GKE on-prem quotas and limits for Google Cloud projects, clusters, and nodes.


Note that the following limits can be affected by your vSphere configuration and hardware. For more information, see the minimum requirements.

  • For each admin cluster, you can deploy a maximum of 20 user clusters.

  • For each user cluster:

    • You must create a minimum of 3 nodes.
    • You can create a maximum of 250 nodes.
    • You can create a maximum of 7500 pods:
  • For each node, you can create a maximum of 110 pods. This includes pods running add-on services.

  • For bundled load balancing mode, you can create a maximum of 500 LoadBalancer services. For more information, see scaling limits.

  • For each Google Cloud project:

    • Each user cluster must have a unique name across all admin clusters that are within a single Google Cloud project.
    • You can register a maximum of 15 user clusters by default. To register more clusters in GKE Hub, you can submit a request to increase your quota in the Google Cloud console:

      Go to Quotas