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Assessing Compute Quotas

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*** NOTICE: This course is outdated and has been deprecated ***




This course has been designed to teach you how to deploy network and compute resources on Google Cloud Platform. The content in this course will help prepare you for the Associate Cloud Engineer exam.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand key networking and compute resources on Google Cloud Platform
  • Be able to explain different networking and compute features commonly used on GCP
  • Be able to deploy key networking and compute resources on Google Cloud Platform

Intended Audience

  • Those who are preparing for the Associate Cloud Engineer exam
  • Those looking to learn more about GCP networking and compute features


To get the most from this course then you should have some exposure to GCP resources, such as VPCs and Compute Instances. However, this is not essential.


When deploying resources on GCP, it's important to consider what your quotas may be. This is because Compute Engine enforces resource quotas for several reasons, most notably, to protect the overall GCP community from unexpected usage spikes. This is especially true for free trial accounts.

While GCP may offer expanded quotas for paying customers, the free trial quotas that are in place provide limited access for organizations that are just kicking the tires of the Google Cloud Platform on a free trial basis. Now, with that said, even for paying customers, quotas may differ. For example, an organization that is growing rapidly, and deploying compute resources at a fast clip, may see its quotas expanded more quickly than a smaller organization that deploys one or two compute instances a year. However, organizations expecting an upcoming usage increase can proactively request quota adjustments, using the Quotas page in the GCP Console. It's important to note, though, that if a project's billing service is disrupted, the quotas for that project will reset to default values. So, it's important that you keep billing in check and invoices paid on time!

Checking the available quota for resources in a given project is easy. All you have to do is browse to the Quotas page in the Google Cloud Platform Console and see what's available. Although, you can also use the gcloud command-line tool, to check quotas by running the command that you see on your screen. This command checks project-wide quotas. Simply replace yourproject with your own project ID. Now, since this command doesn't list per-region quotas, you can, instead, run this next command that you see on your screen to list quotas in a region Just replace REGION with the region for which you want to list quota information. 

In the next lesson, I'll show you how to request a quota increase.

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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.

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