This topic describes the service limits set for Pay As You Go Oracle Cloud metered services and the process for increasing or decreasing those default limits.
About Service Limits
When you sign up for Oracle Cloud metered services and select the pay as you go payment option, a set of service limits are configured for your services, by default. The service limit is the quota or allowance set on a service resource. For example, when you purchase Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Classic, 50 OCPUs (for Compute General Purpose) would be configured by default. Similarly, other Compute resources (Compute High-I/O, Compute Block Storage etc) in the service would have various limits defined.
If you signed up for our credit promotions through Oracle Store, promotional limits are set initially and the Pay-As-You-Go limits are set if you decide to convert the service to Pay As You Go. If you need more resources than the specified service limits, you can request to have the service limits raised. Occasionally, you may also want to request a decrease in service limits. See Requesting a Service Limit Change.
What Happens When I Reach a Service Limit?
When you reach the service limit for your service, you won’t be allowed to create new service instances. You’ll get an error if you try to do so. You can only create new instances after you increase your service limits or you terminate an existing service instance.
To learn more about the service limits for specific resources of Oracle Cloud Pay-As-You-Go services, see Limits By Service.