Service Limits

This topic describes the service limits for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and the process for requesting a service limit increase.

About Service Limits and Usage

When you sign up for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, a set of service limits is configured for your tenancy. The service limit is the quota or allowance set on a resource. For example, your tenancy is allowed a maximum number of compute instances per availability domain. These limits are generally established with your Oracle sales representative when you purchase Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. If you did not establish limits with your Oracle sales representative, or, if you signed up through the Oracle Store, default or trial limits are set for your tenancy. These limits may be increased for you automatically based on your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resource usage and account standing. You can also request a service limit increase.

Compartment Quotas

Compartment quotas are similar to service limits; the biggest difference is that service limits are set by Oracle, and compartment quotas are set by administrators, using policies that allow them to allocate resources with a high level of flexibility. Compartment quotas are set using policy statements written in a simple declarative language that is similar to the IAM policy language.

To learn more, see Compartment Quotas.

Viewing Your Service Limits, Quotas, and Usage

You can view your tenancy's limits, quotas, and usage in the Console. Be aware that:

  • The Console might not yet display limits and usage information for all of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services or resources.
  • The usage level listed for a given resource type could be greater than the limit if the limit was reduced after the resources were created.
  • If all the resource limits are listed as 0, this means your account has been suspended. For help, contact Oracle Support.

If you don't yet have a tenancy or a user login for the Console, or if you don't find a particular limit listed in the Console, see Limits by Service for the default tenancy limits.

Service Limits API Policy

For the resource availability API (usage) the policy can be at the tenant or compartment level:


Allow group LimitsAndUsageViewers to read resource-availability in tenancy
Allow group LimitsAndUsageViewers to read resource-availability in compartment A

For limit definitions, services, and values APIs (only at the tenant level):


Allow group LimitsAndUsageViewers to inspect resource-availability in tenancy

For limit values APIs (does not include definitions or services), the following policy is also supported:


Allow group LimitsAndUsageViewers to inspect limits in tenancy
To view your tenancy's limits and usage (by region)
Note

Required Permission

If you're in the Administrators group, you have permission to view the limits and usage. If you're not, here's an example IAM policy that grants the required permission to users in a group called LimitsAndUsageViewers:


Allow group LimitsAndUsageViewers to inspect resource-availability in tenancy

READ resource-availability is required to obtain the resource availability. There are four APIs:

  • listServices
  • listLimitDefinitions
  • listLimitValues
  • getResourceAvailability

limitServices, listLimitDefinitions, and listLimitValues all require INSPECT at the tenancy level, while getResourceAvailability requires READ at the compartment level to be able to read the data.

Note

The Console may not display limits and usage information yet for all Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services or resources.

  1. Open the Console. Open the navigation menu, under Governance and Administration, go to Governance, and then click Limits, Quotas and Usage.

Your resource limits, quotas, and usage for the specific region are displayed, broken out by service. You can use the filter drop-down lists at the top of the list to filter by service, scope, resource, and compartment.

When You Reach a Service Limit

When you reach the service limit for a resource, you receive an error when you try to create a new resource of that type. You are then prompted to submit a request to increase your limit. You cannot create a new resource until you are granted an increase to your service limit or you terminate an existing resource. Note that service limits apply to a specific scope, and when the service limit in one scope is reached you may still have resources available to you in other scopes (for example, other availability domains).

Requesting a Service Limit Increase

Note

Government Cloud customers can't use the procedure here to request a service limit increase. Instead, see Requesting a Service Limit Increase for Government Cloud Tenancies.

You can submit a request to increase your service limits from within the Console. If you try to create a resource for which limit has been met, you'll be prompted to submit a limit increase request. Additionally, you can launch the request from the service limits page or at any time by clicking the link under the Help menu (Help menu icon).

This procedure applies to requests for service limit increases. For details about the subscribed region limit and how to request an increase to that limit, see Subscribed Region Limits.

To request a service limit increase
  1. Open the Help menu (Help menu icon), go to Support and click Request service limit increase.

  2. Enter the following:

    • Primary Contact Details: Enter the name and email address of the person making the request. Enter one email address only. A confirmation will be sent to this address.
    • Service Category: Select the appropriate category for your request.
    • Resource: Select the appropriate resource.

      Depending on your selection for resource, additional fields might display for more specific information.

    • Reason for Request: Enter a reason for your request. If your request is urgent or unusual, please provide details here.
  3. Click Submit Request.

After you submit the request, it is processed. A response can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few days. If your request is granted, a confirmation email is sent to the address provided in the primary contact details.

If we need additional information about your request, a follow-up email is sent to the address provided in the primary contact details.

Limits by Service

Click a service name to view the default limits. Note the scope that each limit applies to (for example, per availability domain, per region, per tenant, etc.).

Note

Some services have additional limits. For more information, see the overview of each service.
Analytics Cloud Limits
API Gateway Limits

Limits apply to each tenancy.

Resource

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

API gateways per region 10 5
Application Migration Limits
Big Data Limits
Block Volume Limits

Volume limits apply to each availability domain. Volume backup limits apply to each region.

Resource

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

Block Volumes aggregated size 100 TB 30 TB
Backups 100,000 100,000
Blockchain Platform Limits
Cloud Guard Limits

Cloud Guard limits are regional.

Resource

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

Detector Recipe Count 25 Contact Us
Responder Recipe Count 15 Contact Us
Target Count 50 Contact Us
Managed List Count 20 Contact Us
Cloud Shell Limits

Limits apply to each region.

Resource

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

Active User Count 75 50
Usage Hours Count 400 240
Compute Limits
Compute Instances

Limits apply to each availability domain.

Resource

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

Total OCPUs (cores) for shapes in the VM.Standard2 and BM.Standard2 series 3,460 6
Total OCPUs (cores) for shapes in the VM.Standard.E2.1.Micro series 2 2
Total OCPUs (cores) for shapes in the VM.Standard.E2 and BM.Standard.E2 series 730 6
Total OCPUs (cores) for shapes in the VM.Standard.E3 and BM.Standard.E3 series 350 (Australia East (Sydney), Australia Southeast (Melbourne), Brazil East (Sao Paulo), Canada Southeast (Montreal), Canada Southeast (Toronto), Germany Central (Frankfurt), India South (Hyderabad), Japan Central (Osaka), Japan East (Tokyo), Netherlands Northwest (Amsterdam), Saudi Arabia West (Jeddah), South Korea Central (Seoul), South Korea North (Chuncheon), Switzerland North (Zurich), UK South (London), US East (Ashburn), US West (Phoenix)) 6 (Australia East (Sydney), Australia Southeast (Melbourne), Brazil East (Sao Paulo), Canada Southeast (Montreal), Canada Southeast (Toronto), Germany Central (Frankfurt), India South (Hyderabad), Japan Central (Osaka), Japan East (Tokyo), Netherlands Northwest (Amsterdam), Saudi Arabia West (Jeddah), South Korea Central (Seoul), South Korea North (Chuncheon), Switzerland North (Zurich), UK South (London), US East (Ashburn), US West (Phoenix))
Total OCPUs (cores) for shapes in the VM.DenseIO2 and BM.DenseIO2 series 344 Contact Us
Total GPUs for shapes in the VM.GPU2 and BM.GPU2 series Contact Us Contact Us
Total GPUs for shapes in the VM.GPU3 and BM.GPU3 series Contact Us Contact Us
Total OCPUs (cores) for shapes in the BM.HPC2 series 180 Contact Us
Total OCPUs (cores) for DVH.Standard2.52 shapes 52 Contact Us
Note

Compute limits used to apply at the individual shape level. These limits have been deprecated. Although you can continue to use the deprecated shape-based limits, the limits are converted to the equivalent OCPU-based (core-based) values.
Other Compute Resources

Limits apply to different scopes, depending on the resource.

Resource

Scope

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

Autoscaling configurations Region 200 200
Custom images Region 100 25
Cluster networks Tenancy 15 Contact Us
Instance configurations Region 200 200
Instance pools Region 50 50
Instances per instance pool Region 500 500
Container Engine for Kubernetes Limits

Container Engine for Kubernetes limits are regional.

Resource

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

Clusters 3 clusters per OCI region 1 cluster per OCI region
Nodes 1000 nodes per cluster 1000 nodes per cluster
Pods 110 pods per node 110 pods per node
Data Catalog Limits

Resource

Scope

Description

Data Catalog Regional 2 data catalog instances per region
Data Flow Limits

Limits apply to each tenancy.

Resource

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

VM.Standard2.1 24 3
VM.Standard2.2 24 3
VM.Standard2.4 6 0
VM.Standard2.8 3 0
VM.Standard2.16 0 → Contact Us 0
VM.Standard2.24 0 → Contact Us 0
VM.Total 30 30
Data Integration Limits

Resource

Scope

Limit

Workspace Regional 3 workspaces per region
Data Safe Limits
Data Science Limits

Resource

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

Block Volumes 150 30
Block Volume Size in GB 102400 10240
GPUs for VM.GPU2 Contact Us Contact Us
GPUs for VM.GPU3 Contact Us Contact Us
Models 10000 1000
Notebook Sessions 10000 1000
Projects 10000 1000
VM.Standard2 Core 800 60
VM.Standard E2 Core 200 40
Data Transfer Limits

Data Transfer limits are regional.

Disk-Based Data Import

Resource

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-As-You-Go

Transfer package 4 4

File a service request at My Oracle Support to increase the service limits for Disk-Based Data Import. See Requesting a Service Limit Increase for details.

Appliance-Based Data Import and Data Export

Resource

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-As-You-Go

Transfer appliances 2, Request Entitlement Contact Your CSM

To place an order for the Oracle-provided Data Transfer Appliance used for appliance-based data transfer and data export jobs, request the required entitlement for your tenancy through the Console or CLI. See Requesting Appliance Entitlement for instructions.

The buyer of your tenancy will be required to e-sign a Terms and Conditions document. After Oracle receives the signed document you will have the entitlement to request and use the Data Transfer Appliance. Appliance-Based Data Import and Data Export each come with a service limit of 2. File a service request if you need to increase that number.

Database Limits

Database limits are per availability domain.

See Data Safe Limits for information on Data Safe. See MySQL Database Limits for information on MySQL Database.

Resources

Monthly Flex

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

Autonomous Database on shared Exadata infrastructure - Total OCPUs 128 cores 8 cores
Autonomous Database on dedicated Exadata infrastructure - Total OCPUs

Contact Us

Total OCPUs determined by the Exadata hardware shape (quarter rack, half rack, or full rack).

Contact Us
Autonomous Database on shared Exadata infrastructure - Block Storage 128 TB 2 TB
Always Free Autonomous Database 2 instances 2 instances
Always Free Autonomous Database - Total OCPUs 1 core 1 core
Always Free Autonomous Database - Total Block Storage 20 GB 20 GB
VM.Standard1 -Total OCPUs 10 cores 2 cores
VM.Standard2 -Total OCPUs

100 cores (US West (Phoenix), US East (Ashburn))

50 cores (Germany Central (Frankfurt), UK South (London))

2 cores
Total VM DB Block Storage (see note) 10TB 2TB
BM.DenseIO1.36 (see availability note ) 1 instance 1 instance
BM.DenseIO2.52 1 instance 1 instance
Exadata.Base.48 Contact Us Contact Us
Exadata.Quarter1.84 - X6 Contact Us Not available
Exadata.Half1.168 - X6 Contact Us Not available
Exadata.Full1.336 - X6 Contact Us Not available
Exadata.Quarter2.92 - X7 Contact Us Contact Us
Exadata.Half2.184 - X7 Contact Us Contact Us
Exadata.Full2.368 - X7 Contact Us Contact Us
Exadata.Quarter3.100 - X8 Contact Us Contact Us
Exadata.Half3.200 - X8 Contact Us Contact Us
Exadata.Full3.300 - X8 Contact Us Contact Us
Note

  • Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure: Exadata X8 (Exadata.Quarter3.100, Exadata.Half3.200, and Exadata.Full3.300) and Exadata X7 limits (Exadata.Quarter2.92, Exadata.Half2.184, and Exadata.Full2.368) include the corresponding Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure shapes.
  • Total VM DB Block Storage: Includes block storage for all VM.Standard1 and VM.Standard2 virtual machine databases.
  • BM.DenseIO1.36: This DB system shape is available only to monthly universal credit customers with tenancies existing on or before November 9th, 2018, in the US West (Phoenix), US East (Ashburn), and Germany Central (Frankfurt) regions.
  • Always Free Autonomous Database: Each of the two Always Free Autonomous Databases available in your tenancy can be provisioned with your choice of Autonomous Transaction Processing or Autonomous Data Warehouse workload types.
Digital Assistant Limits
DNS Limits

DNS limits are global.

Resources

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

Zones 1,000 zones 1,000 zones
Records 25,000 per zone 25,000 per zone
Zone File Size 1 MB 1 MB
Email Delivery Limits

Limits apply to each tenant or availability domain, as specified.

Resource

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-As-You-Go or Promo

Email volume 50,000 emails per day 200 emails per day
Maximum approved senders 10,000 2,000
SMTP credentials 2 per user 2 per user
Sending rate 18,000 emails per minute 10 emails per minute
Note

Message size is limited to 2 MB, inclusive of message headers, body, and attachments.
Events Limits

Events limits are regional.

Resource

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

Rules 50 50
File Storage Limits

Limits apply to each tenant or availability domain, as specified.

Resource

Pre-Paid

Pay-As-You-Go

File systems 100 per tenant per availability domain 100 per tenant per availability domain
Mount targets 2 per tenant per availability domain 2 per tenant per availability domain
Maximum file system size 8 exabytes 8 exabytes
Functions Limits

Limits apply to each tenancy.

Resource

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

Applications 10 10
Functions 20 20
Health Checks Limits

Health Checks limits are global.

Resource

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

Endpoint tests 1000 per account 1000 per account
IAM Limits

IAM limits are global.

Resource

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go, Promo, & Always Free

Users in a tenancy 2000 2000
Groups in a tenancy 250 250
Network source groups in a tenancy 10 10
Compartments in a tenancy 50 50
Policies in a tenancy 100 100
Statements in a policy 50 50
Users per group in a tenancy 2000 2000
Groups per user in a tenancy 250 250
Identity providers in a tenancy 3 3
Group mappings for an identity provider 250 250
Integration Limits
Load Balancing Limits

Load Balancing limits are regional.

Resource

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

LB-Capacity-10Mbps 1 Load Balancer 1 Load Balancer
LB-Capacity-100Mbps 3 Load Balancers 1 Load Balancer
LB-Capacity-400Mbps 3 Load Balancers 1 Load Balancer
LB-Capacity-8000Mbps Contact Us Contact Us
Logging Analytics Limits

Logging Analytics limits are regional.

Resource

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

loganalytics-log-group 50 50
loganalytics-entity 10,000 10,000
Logging Limits

Logging limits are regional.

Resource

Spectre Value Resource Group Limit Scope Default Enterprise Enterprise Limit Default PAYG PAYG Limit Internal Default Internal Limit
LogGroups log-groups logging Regional 100 100 100 100 100 100
LogObjects log-objects logging Regional 500 500 500 500 500 500
UnifiedAgentConfigurations unified-agent-configurations logging Regional 100 100 100 100 100 100
MaximumQueriesPerMinute max-queries-per-minute logging Regional 100 100 100 100 100 100
MaximumConcurrentQueries max-concurrent-queries logging Regional 5 5 5 5 5 5
Management Agent Limits

Resource

Scope

Limit

Management agents Tenant 5000
Management agent install keys Tenant 300
MySQL Database Limits

MySQL Database limits are per availability domain unless explicitly specified.

Resource

Monthly Flex

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

MySQL Database Block Storage Contact Us Contact Us
MySQL Database Manual Backup Count (regional) Contact Us Contact Us
MySQL Database VM Standard E2.1 instances Contact Us Contact Us
MySQL Database VM Standard E2.2 instances Contact Us Contact Us
MySQL Database VM Standard E2.4 instances Contact Us Contact Us
MySQL Database VM Standard E2.8 instances Contact Us Contact Us
Monitoring Limits

Monitoring limits are regional.

Resource

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

Alarms 50 50
Metrics (posted by services) Unlimited Unlimited
Networking Limits

Networking service limits apply to different scopes, depending on the resource.

VCN and Subnet Limits

Resource

Scope

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

VCN Region 50 10
Subnets VCN 300 300
Gateway Limits

Resource

Scope

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

Dynamic routing gateways (DRGs) Region 5 5
Internet gateways VCN 1* 1*
Local peering gateways (LPGs) VCN

10

10
NAT gateways VCN 1 1
Service gateways VCN 1 1
* Limit for this resource cannot be increased
IP Address Limits

Resource

Scope

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

Reserved public IPs Region 50 50
Ephemeral public IPs Instance

2 per VM instance

16 per bare metal instance

2 per VM instance

16 per bare metal instance

DHCP Option Limits

Resource

Scope

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

DHCP options VCN 300 300
Route Table Limits

Resource

Scope

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

Route tables VCN 300 300
Route rules Route table 100* 100*
* Limit for this resource cannot be increased
Network Security Group Limits

Resource

Scope

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

Network security groups VCN 1000 1000
VNICs Network security group

A given network security group can have as many VNICs as are in the VCN.

A given VNIC can belong to a maximum of 5 network security groups.*

A given network security group can have as many VNICs as are in the VCN.

A given VNIC can belong to a maximum of 5 network security groups.*

Security rules Network security group

500 (total ingress plus egress)*

500 (total ingress plus egress)*

* Limit for this resource cannot be increased
Security List Limits

Resource

Scope

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

Security lists VCN 300 300
Security lists Subnet 5* 5*
Security rules Security list

200 ingress rules*

and

200 egress rules*

200 ingress rules*

and

200 egress rules*

* Limit for this resource cannot be increased
IPSec VPN Connection Limits

Resource

Scope

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

IPSec VPN connections Region 4 4
Customer-premises equipment objects (CPEs) Region 10 10
Dynamic routing gateways (DRGs) Region See Gateway Limits See Gateway Limits
FastConnect Limits
VLAN Limits

Resource

Scope

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

VLANs VCN 100 100
NoSQL Database Cloud Limits
Notifications Limits
Object Storage and Archive Storage Limits

Object Storage and Archive Storage limits are regional.

Resource

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

Buckets 10,000 per tenancy 10,000 per tenancy
Objects per bucket Unlimited Unlimited
Registry Limits

Registry limits are regional.

Resource

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

Repositories 500 repositories per OCI region 500 repositories per OCI region
Images 100,000 images per repository 100,000 images per repository
Registry Storage 500 GB per OCI region or Contact Us 500 GB per OCI region or Contact Us
Resource Manager Limits

Resource Manager limits are regional.

Resource

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

Configuration source providers 10 per tenant 10 per tenant
Job duration 24 hours 24 hours
Jobs (concurrent) 10 per tenant 5 per tenant
Stacks 1000 stacks per tenant 100 stacks per tenant
Variables per stack 250 250
Zip file per stack 11 MB 11 MB
Service Connector Hub Limits

Service Connector Hub limits are regional.

Resource

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

Service connectors 5 5
Traffic Management Steering Policies Limits

Traffic Management Steering Policies limits are global.

Resource Monthly Universal Credits Pay-as-You-Go or Promo
Policies 100 per tenant 100 per tenant
Attachments 1,000 per tenant 1,000 per tenant
Vault Limits

Vault service limits apply to different scopes, depending on the resource.

Resources

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

Vaults in a tenancy

10 or Contact Us

10 or Contact Us

Virtual private vaults in a tenancy Contact Us Contact Us

Keys in a vault

(Key versions, whether enabled or disabled, count against your limits. Wrapping keys also count against your limits.)

100 or Contact Us

100 or Contact Us

Keys in a virtual private vault

(Key versions, whether enabled or disabled, count against your limits. Wrapping keys also count against your limits.)

1000 or Contact Us

1000 or Contact Us

Secrets in a tenancy

(Secret versions, regardless of rotation state, count against your limits. All secret versions can be in one vault or spread across the allowable number of vaults.)

5000 or Contact Us

5000 or Contact Us

Secret versions in a secret

(You can have up to 30 secret versions in active use and 20 secret versions pending deletion.)

50 or Contact Us

50 or Contact Us

VMware Solution Limits

Resource

Scope

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

SDDCs Region Not applicable Not available
ESXi hosts Region 52 cores per host Not available
WAF Limits

WAF limits are global.

Resource

Monthly Universal Credits

Pay-as-You-Go or Promo

Policies 50 per tenant 50 per tenant
Access rules 100 per policy 100 per policy