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A GCP account is needed to create and manage cluster on GCP. The following criteria must be met:

  • An account on GCP.
  • A Stakater user (ask Stakater team for the email to use for this user) with admin privileges on a separate project (Recommended). See the required permissions for GCP if you do not want to grant admin privilege.
  • Resource limits must be applied on the account and the following resources must be allowed to be created.
Type Limit
Virtual Machines Varies. The limit should be 12 initially. (Initial deployment is 3 control plane + 3 infra + 3 worker)
Regional vCPUs The limit should be A x B x 2 , where A = no. of VMS (worker + infra + control plane), B = vCPUs per VM)
In-use global IP addresses 4
Service accounts 5
Firewall Rules 11
Forwarding Rules 2
Routers 1
Routes 2
Subnetworks 2
Firewall Rules 11
Persistent Disk SSD (GB) 896
Target Pools 3
Machine Specifications 9 machines of 8x32x120G
Region Region will be identified by the customer


Node autoscaling is available on GCP. You can configure the autoscaler option to automatically scale the number of machines in a cluster.