Quotas and limits

This document lists the quotas and limits that apply to Google Cloud VMware Engine.

A quota restricts how much of a shared Google Cloud resource your Google Cloud project can use, including hardware, software, and network components. Therefore, quotas are a part of a system that does the following:

  • Monitors your use or consumption of Google Cloud products and services.
  • Restricts your consumption of those resources, for reasons that include ensuring fairness and reducing spikes in usage.
  • Maintains configurations that automatically enforce prescribed restrictions.
  • Provides a means to request or make changes to the quota.

In most cases, when a quota is exceeded, the system immediately blocks access to the relevant Google resource, and the task that you're trying to perform fails. In most cases, quotas apply to each Google Cloud project and are shared across all applications and IP addresses that use that Google Cloud project.

There are also limits on VMware Engine resources. These limits are unrelated to the quota system. Limits cannot be changed unless otherwise stated.

Before you can deploy a Google Cloud VMware Engine private cloud to a Google Cloud project, that Google Cloud project must have a quota of nodes. A VMware Engine node quota describes the maximum number of nodes you can use, assuming nodes are available.

Regional and global quotas

You assign VMware Engine node quota per Google Cloud project, per region. Additionally, your Google Cloud project has a global node quota that represents the total quota across all regions. To increase your quota and assign more nodes, you must submit a quota increase request and receive approval.

For example, you have a global quota of 12 nodes and the same regional quota of 8 nodes for each region. To create 16 nodes in us-central1 and 8 nodes in europe-west2, you must increase your global quota by 12 and your us-central1 regional quota by 8. These increases result in a global quota of 24 nodes, a regional quota of 16 nodes in us-central1, and regional quota of 8 nodes in all other regions.

Quotas and resource availability

Quotas do not ensure node availability. If no resources are available, you won't be able to create private clouds or add nodes to an existing private cloud. This is the case even if you have remaining quota in your region or Google Cloud project.

Node limits

When planning your VMware Engine resource needs, consider the number of nodes you need in your private cloud. When requesting a quota of nodes, refer to the node limits on private cloud resources.

Viewing quota

To view your regional or global quota, do the following:

  1. In the Google Cloud console, go to IAM & Admin > Quotas.

    Go to Quotas

  2. On the Quotas page, filter by service for VMware Engine API.

  3. Click the quota entry for the node type and quota type (regional or global) that you want information about.

  4. The Current usage column shows the number of nodes used in the selected quota type.

  5. A panel appears and describes your quota as the Limit globally or for each region.

Requesting quota

When you need additional resources, you can submit a quota increase request. As a convenience, you can request only a regional quota increase if you plan to exceed both your global and regional quota at the same time. If approved, your global quota updates as needed to match your requested regional quota increase.

To request a regional quota increase of nodes for the Google Cloud project containing your private cloud, do the following:

  1. In the Google Cloud console, go to IAM & Admin > Quotas.

    Go to Quotas

  2. On the Quotas page, filter by service for VMware Engine API.

  3. Select the quota entry for the node type you want quota for. For example, the entry with limit name "VMware Engine standard 72 vCPUs nodes per region" in the region "australia-southeast1".

  4. Click Edit Quotas.

  5. Enter the new limit you want to request, and click Done. You must request at least three nodes if you are requesting quota for this Google Cloud project for the first time.

  6. Click Submit Request.

If you want to request an increase in global quota, perform the above steps using the VMware Engine standard 72 vCPUs nodes across regions quota entry instead. The most common situation for a global quota increase request is when you already have sufficient regional quota. If this applies to you, use the Request description field to describe your situation before submitting your request.

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