Batch service quotas and limits

As with other Azure services, there are limits on certain resources associated with the Batch service. Many of these limits are default quotas applied by Azure at the subscription or account level. This article discusses those defaults, and how you can request quota increases.

Keep these quotas in mind as you are designing and scaling up your Batch workloads. For example, if your pool isn't reaching the target number of compute nodes you've specified, you might have reached the core quota limit for your Batch account.

You can run multiple Batch workloads in a single Batch account, or distribute your workloads among Batch accounts that are in the same subscription, but in different Azure regions.

If you plan to run production workloads in Batch, you may need to increase one or more of the quotas above the default. If you want to raise a quota, you can open an online customer support request at no charge.


A quota is a credit limit, not a capacity guarantee. If you have large-scale capacity needs, please contact Azure support.

Resource quotas

Resource Default Limit Maximum Limit
Batch accounts per region per subscription 3 50
Cores per Batch account1 20 N/A2
Active jobs and job schedules3 per Batch account 20 50004
Pools per Batch account 20 2500

1 Cores quotas shown are for accounts in Batch service mode. In user subscription mode, cores quotas are based on the regional VM cores quotas in your subscription.

2 The number of cores per Batch account can be increased, but the maximum number is unspecified. Contact customer support to discuss increase options.

3 Completed jobs and job schedules are not limited.

4 Contact customer support if you want to request an increase beyond this limit.

Other limits

Resource Maximum Limit
Concurrent tasks per compute node 4 x number of node cores
Applications per Batch account 20
Application packages per application 40
Application package size (each) Approx. 195GB1

1 Azure Storage limit for maximum block blob size

View Batch quotas

View your Batch account quotas in the Azure portal.

  1. Select Batch accounts in the portal, then select the Batch account you're interested in.
  2. Select Properties on the Batch account's menu blade
  3. The Properties blade displays the quotas currently applied to the Batch account

    Batch account quotas

Increase a quota

Follow these steps to request a quota increase using the Azure portal.

  1. Select the Help + support tile on your portal dashboard, or the question mark (?) in the upper-right corner of the portal.
  2. Select New support request > Basics.
  3. On the Basics blade:

    a. Issue Type > Quota

    b. Select your subscription.

    c. Quota type > Batch

    d. Support plan > Quota support - Included

    Click Next.

  4. On the Problem blade:

    a. Select a Severity according to your business impact.

    b. In Details, specify each quota you want to change, the Batch account name, and the new limit.

    Click Next.

  5. On the Contact information blade:

    a. Select a Preferred contact method.

    b. Verify and enter the required contact details.

    Click Create to submit the support request.

Once you've submitted your support request, Azure support will contact you. Note that completing the request can take up to 2 business days.