Quota and limit definitions
A given quota or limit is calculated per resource. Quotas may be per project, per network, per region, or per another resource.
- NAT gateways: per Cloud Router.
- A Cloud Router supports a maximum of 50 Cloud NAT gateways. Since each region supports up to 5 Cloud Router instances per network, so you can have up to 250 Cloud NAT gateways per region per VPC network.
- NAT IPs: per Cloud NAT gateway.
- A Cloud NAT gateway supports a maximum of 50 NAT IPs.
- subnetworks: per NAT configuration.
- Each NAT configuration supports a maximum of 50 subnetworks.
- NAT IPs cannot be shared between NAT gateways.
These limits are subject to change post-alpha.
Cloud NAT 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. Quotas also help users who are exploring GCP with the free tier to stay within their trial.
All projects start with the same quotas, which you can change by requesting additional quota. Some quotas may increase automatically, based on your use of a product.
To view quotas or request quota increases, IAM members need one of the following roles.
|Check quotas for a project||Project owner or editor or Quota Viewer|
|Modify quotas, request additional quota||Project
owner or editor,
or custom role with the
Checking your quota
In the GCP Console, go to the Quotas page.
gcloud command-line tool, run the following command to
check your quotas. Replace
[PROJECT_ID] with your own project ID.
gcloud compute project-info describe --project [PROJECT_ID]
To check your used quota in a region, run:
gcloud compute regions describe example-region
Errors when exceeding your quota
If you exceed a quota with a
gcloud outputs a
quota exceeded error
message and returns with the exit code
If you exceed a quota with an API request, GCP returns the
following HTTP status code:
HTTP 413 Request Entity Too Large.
Requesting additional quota
Request additional quota from the Quotas page in the GCP Console. Quota requests take 24 to 48 hours to process.
- Go to the Quotas page.
- In the Quotas page, select the quotas you want to change.
- Click the Edit Quotas button at the top of the page.
- Fill out your name, email, and phone number and click Next.
- Fill in your quota request and click Next.
- Submit your request.
Each quota represents a maximum number for a particular type of resource that you can create,
provided that resource is available. It's important to note that quotas do not
guarantee resource availability. Even if you have available quota, you won't be able to create
a new resource if it is not available. For example, you might have sufficient quota to
create new regional, external IP address in the
us-central1 region, but that would
not be possible if there were no available external IP addresses in that region. Zonal resource
availability can also affect your ability to create a new resource.
Situations where resources are unavailable in an entire region are rare; however, resources within a zone can be depleted from time to time, typically without impact to the SLA for the type of resource. For more information, review the relevant Service Level Agreement (SLA) for the resource.