This page explains the quotas and limits for Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) clusters, nodes, and GKE API requests.
Limits per project
The limits per GKE project are:
- Maximum of 50 clusters per zone, plus 50 regional clusters per region.
Note: Clusters created in the Autopilot mode are pre-configured as regional clusters.
Limits per cluster
The limits per GKE cluster are:
|Limits||GKE Standard cluster||GKE Autopilot cluster|
|Nodes per cluster||
Note: To run more than 5,000 nodes requires lifting a cluster size quota. Contact support for assistance.
To lift this quota, contact support for assistance.
|Nodes per node pool zone||1,000||Not applicable|
|Nodes in a zone||Not applicable|
|Pods per node||110||32|
|Pods per cluster||150,000||12,800 (32 Pods/node * 400 nodes)|
|Containers per cluster||300,000||300,000|
Learn more about relevant limits and quotas in the Guidelines for creating scalable clusters.
Limit for API requests
The default rate limit for the Kubernetes Engine API is 600 requests per min, enforced at intervals of every 100 seconds.
Additional limits and quotas
In addition to per-cluster and per-project limits, specific GKE features have additional limits. For more information, refer to documentation for the features you use.
You might also encounter Compute Engine resource quotas. Additionally, for projects with default regional Compute Engine CPUs quota, container clusters are limited to three per region.
Starting August 26, 2019, a set of resource quotas is automatically applied to clusters with ten nodes or fewer and to namespaces on those clusters. These quotas, which cannot be removed, protect the cluster's control plane from instability caused by potential bugs in applications deployed to the cluster.
To examine resource quotas, use the following command:
kubectl get resourcequota gke-resource-quotas -o yaml
To view the
gke-resource-quotas object for a given namespace, specify the
namespace by adding the