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 100 clusters per zone, plus 100 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||25,600|
|Endpoints per service||1,000 for GKE 1.19 and later. 250 for older versions.|
The GKE version requirement applies to both the nodes and the control plane.
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 3000 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, GKE clusters are limited to three per region.
A set of resource quotas is automatically applied to clusters with 100 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