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Set capacity limits on Azure cloud resources

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Set capacity limits on Azure cloud resources

Capacity limits place restrictions for a logical datacenter on the attributes of cloud resources such as the number of virtual machines, virtual CPUs, or aggregate storage. 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 for requested resources
    Value Description
    Discovered Total value discovered by the Discovery process for all resources in the selected datacenter.
    Provisioned Total value provisioned for the selected datacenter.
    Capacity Limit Maximum allowed value calculated as the sum for all resources in the selected datacenter.
    Unit Unit of measure for the specified value. For example, storage is measured in units of GB.
  5. Click Update.
  6. Set the state to Published.

What to do next

Click Discover Now to run Discovery on the logical datacenters.