Understanding resource quotas

Server resources are a numerical way of representing server resources, including RAM and CPU utilization. Each SharePoint Online deployment is allocated a server resource figure based on the number of user licenses.

To view and change the resources for an available site collection perform the following:

  • login to the Office 365 portal with portal admin permissions.
  • Navigate to the Admin center by clicking on the Admin link.













  • Once in the Admin area, expand the Admin centers in the left-hand navigation, then select the SharePoint admin center.








  • Once in the SharePoint admin center, select the checkbox in front of the site collection you wish to adjust the Server Resource Allocation metric











  • In the Site Collections ribbon slick the Server Resource Quota button.
  • Adjust the Server Resource Quota metric.  Note that the value chosen must not consume more than the noted resources available.
  • Click the Save button