Resource Quotas

Compute Engine enforces quotas on resource usage for a variety of reasons. For example, quotas protect the community of Google Cloud Platform users by preventing unforeseen spikes in usage. Special quotas limit access for projects that are just exploring Google Cloud Platform on a free trial basis.

Not all projects have the same quotas. As your use of Google Cloud Platform expands over time, your quotas may increase accordingly. If you expect a notable upcoming increase in usage, you can proactively request quota adjustments from the Quotas page in the Cloud Platform Console.

Checking your quota

To check the available quota for resources in your project, go to the Quotas page in the Google Cloud Platform Console.

If you are using the gcloud command-line tool, run the following command to check your quotas. Replace myproject with your own project ID:

gcloud compute project-info describe --project myproject

To check your used quota in a region, run:

gcloud compute regions describe example-region

When a resource is depleted

Resource quotas are the maximum amount of resources you can create for that resource type if those resources are available. Quotas do not guarantee that resources will be available at all times. If a resource is not available, you will not be able to create new resources of that type, even if you still have remaining quota in your region or project. This is particularly relevant for regional quotas; if a particular region is out of a resource, you will not be able to create a resource of that type in that region, even if you still have quota. For example, you might still have quota to create new external I P addresses in a specific region, but there might not be available IP addresses.

Similarly, even if you have a regional quota, it is possible that a resource might be depleted in a specific zone. For example, you might have quota in region us-central1 to create VM instances but might not be able to create VM instances in the zone us-central1-a because the zone is depleted. In causes, try creating the same resource in another zone, such as us-central1-f.

Requesting additional quota

If you need more quota, you can request additional quota from the Quotas page in the Cloud Platform Console.

Someone from the Compute Engine will respond within 24 to 48 hours to your request.

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