You can set resource quotas and limits for a namespace in the Container Service for Kubernetes (ACK) console.


Background information

By default, a pod running on a cluster can use unbounded computing resources, including CPU and memory resources of nodes. In this case, pods in a namespace may monopolize all available resources of the cluster.

Namespaces act as virtual clusters for multiple purposes and requirements. Therefore, we recommend that you set resource quotas for namespaces.

You can set multiple resources quotas for a namespace, including CPU, memory, and pod resource quotas. For more information, see Resource quotas.


  1. Log on to the ACK console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Clusters.
  3. On the Clusters page, click the name of a cluster or click Details in the Actions column. The details page of the cluster appears.
  4. In the left-side navigation pane, click Namespaces.
  5. Find the namespace that you want to manage and click Resource Quotas and Limits in the Actions column.
    Resource quotas and limits (new)
  6. In the dialog box that appears, set resource quotas and default limit ranges.
    Note Assume that you have set CPU or memory resource quotas for a namespace. When you create a pod, you must specify the CPU or memory limit for the pod or configure default limit ranges for the namespace. For more information, see Resource quotas.
    1. Set resource quotas for the namespace.
      Set resource quotas
    2. Set default limit ranges and requests for pods in the namespace. This limits resources consumed by pods. For more information, see Configure default memory requests and limits for a namespace.
      Set limit ranges
  7. Connect to a master node and query the resource quotas and limits of the namespace.
    • Run the following command to connect to a master node:
      kubectl get limitrange,ResourceQuota -n test                

      The command output appears:

      NAME AGE
      limitrange/limits 8m
      NAME AGE
      resourcequota/quota 8m
    • Run the following command to query resource quotas and limits:
      kubectl describe limitrange/limits resourcequota/quota -n test

      The command output appears:

      Name: limits
      Namespace: test
      Type Resource Min Max Default Request Default Limit Max Limit/Request Ratio
      ---- -------- --- --- --------------- ------------- -----------------------
      Container cpu - - 100m 500m -
      Container memory - - 256Mi 512Mi -
      Name: quota
      Namespace: test
      Resource Used Hard
      -------- ---- ----
      configmaps 0 100
      limits.cpu 0 2
      limits.memory 0 4Gi
      persistentvolumeclaims 0 50
      pods 0 50 0 1Ti
      secrets 1 10
      services 0 20
      services.loadbalancers 0 5