Virtual Private Cloud 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. GCP also offers Free trial quotas that provide limited access for projects that are just exploring GCP on a free trial basis.
Not all projects have the same quotas. As your use of VPC expands over time, your VPC quotas may increase accordingly. If you expect a notable upcoming increase in usage, you can proactively request quota adjustments from the Quotas page in the Google Cloud Platform Console.
Checking your quota
To check the available quota for resources in your project, go to the Quotas page in the GCP Console.
If you are using the
gcloud command-line tool, run the following command to
check your quotas. Replace
myproject with your own project ID:
gcloud compute project-info describe --project myproject
To check your used quota in a region, run:
gcloud compute regions describe example-region
Requesting additional quota
Request additional quota from the Quotas page in the GCP Console.
Permission for requesting quota
In order to request additional quotas, you must have
serviceusage.quotas.update permission. This permission is included by default
for the following predefined roles:
Owner, Editor, and Quota Administrator.
- 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.
You will receive a response from the team for VPC within 24 to 48 hours of your request.
Plan and request additional resources at least a few days in advance to ensure that there is enough time to fulfill your request.
Quotas and Resource Availability
Resource quotas are the maximum number of resources you can create of that
resource type, if those resources are available. Quotas do not guarantee
that resources will be available at all times. If a resource is not available,
or if the region you choose is out of the resource, you will not be able to create
new resources of that type, even if you have remaining quota in your region
or project. For example, you might still have quota to create new external IP
us-central1, but there might not be available IP addresses in
Similarly, even if you have a regional quota, it is possible that a resource
might not be available in a specific zone. For example, you might have quota in
us-central1 to create VM instances, but might not be able to create
VM instances in the zone
us-central1-a if the zone is depleted. In such cases,
try creating the same resource in another zone, such as
Situations where a resource might be depleted on a regional level are rare. To learn more about your options during these occasions, review the SLA for VPC.
Quotas for VMs, CPUs, and IP addresses
For these quotas, see the Compute Engine quotas page.