A multi-project quota, defined by a ClusterResourceQuota object, allows quotas to be shared across multiple projects. Resources used in each selected project will be aggregated and that aggregate will be used to limit resources across all the selected projects.

Selecting Projects

Projects can be selected based on either annotation selection, label selection, or both. For example:

$ oc create clusterquota for-user \
     --project-annotation-selector openshift.io/requester=<user-name> \
     --hard pods=10 \
     --hard secrets=20


apiVersion: v1
kind: ClusterResourceQuota
  name: for-user
  quota: (1)
      pods: "10"
      secrets: "20"
    annotations: (2)
      openshift.io/requester: <user-name>
    labels: null (3)
  namespaces: (4)
  - namespace: ns-one
        pods: "10"
        secrets: "20"
        pods: "1"
        secrets: "9"
  total: (5)
      pods: "10"
      secrets: "20"
      pods: "1"
      secrets: "9"
1 The ResourceQuotaSpec object that will be enforced over the selected projects.
2 A simple key/value selector for annotations.
3 A label selector that can be used to select projects.
4 A per-namespace map that describes current quota usage in each selected project.
5 The aggregate usage across all selected projects.

This multi-project quota document controls all projects requested by <user-name> using the default project request endpoint. You are limited to 10 pods and 20 secrets.

Viewing Applicable ClusterResourceQuotas

A project administrator is not allowed to create or modify the multi-project quota that limits his or her project, but the administrator is allowed to view the multi-project quota documents that are applied to his or her project. The project administrator can do this via the AppliedClusterResourceQuota resource.

$ oc describe AppliedClusterResourceQuota


Name:   for-user
Namespace:  <none>
Created:  19 hours ago
Labels:   <none>
Annotations:  <none>
Label Selector: <null>
AnnotationSelector: map[openshift.io/requester:<user-name>]
Resource  Used  Hard
--------  ----  ----
pods    1 10
secrets   9 20

Selection Granularity

Due to the locking consideration when claiming quota allocations, the number of active projects selected by a multi-project quota is an important consideration. Selecting more than 100 projects under a single multi-project quota may have detrimental effects on API server responsiveness in those projects.