Quotas and limits

Before you can deploy a Google Cloud VMware Engine private cloud to a Cloud project, that 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 Cloud project, per region. Additionally, your 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 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.

Determining available nodes

When you create a private cloud or add nodes to a private cloud, the VMware Engine portal shows the number of available nodes in your Cloud project. Available nodes are shown by region. If you need additional nodes, or if you need nodes in a different region, you can request a quota increase for the Cloud project.

Available nodes as shown during the process of creating a private cloud.

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. 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 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 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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