Request quota increases for Azure SQL Database and SQL Managed Instance

APPLIES TO: Azure SQL Database Azure SQL Managed Instance

This article explains how to request a quota increase for Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance. It also explains how to enable subscription access to a region and how to request enabling specific hardware in a region.

Create a new support request

Use the following steps to create a new support request from the Azure portal for SQL Database.

  1. On the Azure portal menu, select Help + support.

    The Help + support link

  2. In Help + support, select New support request.

    Create a new support request

  3. For Issue type, select Service and subscription limits (quotas).

    Select an issue type

  4. For Subscription, select the subscription whose quota you want to increase.

    Select a subscription for an increased quota

  5. For Quota type, select one of the following quota types:

    • SQL Database for single database and elastic pool quotas.
    • SQL Database Managed Instance for managed instances.

    Then select Next: Solutions >>.

    Select a quota type

  6. In the Details window, select Enter details to enter additional information.

    Enter details link

Clicking Enter details displays the Quota details window that allows you to add additional information. The following sections describe the different options for SQL Database and SQL Managed Instance quota types.

SQL Database quota types

The following sections describe the quota increase options for the SQL Database quota types:

  • Database transaction units (DTUs) per server
  • Servers per subscription
  • Region access for subscriptions or specific hardware

Database transaction units (DTUs) per server

Use the following steps to request an increase in the DTUs per server.

  1. Select the Database transaction units (DTUs) per server quota type.

  2. In the Resource list, select the resource to target.

  3. In the New quota field, enter the new DTU limit that you are requesting.

    DTU quota details

For more information, see Resource limits for single databases using the DTU purchasing model and Resources limits for elastic pools using the DTU purchasing model.

Servers per subscription

Use the following steps to request an increase in the number of servers per subscription.

  1. Select the Servers per subscription quota type.

  2. In the Location list, select the Azure region to use. The quota is per subscription in each region.

  3. In the New quota field, enter your request for the maximum number of servers in that region.

    Servers quota details

For more information, see SQL Database resource limits and resource governance.

Enable subscription access to a region

Some offer types are not available in every region. You may see an error such as the following:

Your subscription does not have access to create a server in the selected region. For the latest information about region availability for your subscription, go to aka.ms/sqlcapacity. Please try another region or create a support ticket to request access.

If your subscription needs access in a particular region, select the Region access option. In your request, specify the offering and SKU details that you want to enable for the region. To explore the offering and SKU options, see Azure SQL Database pricing.

  1. Select the Region access quota type.

  2. In the Select a location list, select the Azure region to use. The quota is per subscription in each region.

  3. Enter the Purchase Model, and Expected Consumption details.

    Request region access

Request enabling specific hardware in a region

If the hardware you want to use is not available in your region, you may request it using the following steps. For more information on hardware regional availability, see Hardware configurations for SQL Database or Hardware configurations for SQL Managed Instance.

  1. Select the Other quota request quota type.

  2. In the Description field, state your request, including the name of the hardware and the name of the region you need it in.

    Request hardware in a new region

Submit your request

The final step is to fill in the remaining details of your SQL Database quota request. Then select Next: Review + create>>, and after reviewing the request details, click Create to submit the request.

Next steps

After you submit your request, it will be reviewed. You will be contacted with an answer based on the information you provided in the form.

For more information about other Azure limits, see Azure subscription and service limits, quotas, and constraints.