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DEMO: Requesting an Increase in Quota

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*** NOTICE: This course is outdated and has been deprecated ***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


Welcome back. In this quick demonstration, what we're going to do is request a quota increase from the Quotas page in the GCP console. 

Now although we're going to request an increase in quota, we aren't going to incur any new charges because there's no charge for requesting a quota increase. The only time our charges will increase is when we actually use the new resources that become available as a result of the quota increase. 

Now before requesting our quota change we have to be sure that the account we're using to make the request has the service usage quotas update permission. Since this permission is included by default for owner, editor and quota administrator roles, we're good to go here since I'm logged in as the owner. 

To make my quota change request, what I need to do is go to the Quotas page. The Quotas page is found under IAM & admin and then under Quotas. From this Quotas page, what I need to do is select the quota that I want to change and then click Edit Quotas at the top of the page. What I'm going to do here is check the box of the service that I want to edit. And then I'll go ahead and click Edit Quotas. 

What I'll do here is request an increase to 300 and in the Request description, I'll just leave a description here, to let Google know why I'm requesting this. And then I'll click Done. Once I've done this, I can submit my request. 

Now, had I request a quota decrease, my request would be rejected by default. If I really, really wanted to reduce my quota, what I would need to do is reply to the eventual rejection email with an explanation of my requirements. What would then happen is that GCP support reps would respond to my request. Generally speaking, the Compute Engine team responds to requests within 48 hours. 

So because of that slight delay what you'll want to do in a production environment is request any necessary quota increases at least a few days ahead of time so there's enough time for support to fulfill the request before the added resources are actually needed.

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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.

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