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Set capacity limits on AWS cloud resources

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Set capacity limits on AWS cloud resources

Capacity limits place restrictions on the attributes of cloud resources such as the number of virtual machines, virtual CPUs, or size of storage volume. You can set limits on resources separately for each logical datacenter (LDC) in a Cloud Management cloud account.

Before you begin

  • Role required: sn_cmp.cloud_admin
  • A Cloud Management cloud account with cloud service accounts and associated LDCs

About this task

Note: You can also use quotas to set per-user and total capacity limitations on resources. See Quota governance for Cloud Management.


  1. Navigate to Cloud Management > Cloud Admin Portal > Manage > Cloud Accounts.
  2. Click a Cloud Management cloud account, and then, on the Datacenters tab, select a datacenter.
  3. Set the state to Draft.
  4. On the Capacity Limits tab, set the Capacity Limit values as needed.
    Use the Capacity Limits tab to limit options like the number of CPUs or storage size for requested resources
    Value Description
    Discovered Total value discovered by the Discovery process for all resources in the selected cloud service account.
    Provisioned Total value provisioned for the selected cloud service account.
    Capacity Limit Maximum allowed total value for all resources in the selected cloud service account.
    Unit Unit of measure for the specified value.
  5. Click Update.
  6. Set the state to Published.

What to do next

Click Discover Now to run Discovery on the logical datacenters.