Adjust container size in Notebook Server

Last Published: September 12, 2023


By default, a container is allocated a certain amount of RAM and a certain number of CPU core shares. These default resource limits are determined by the runtime being run by the container as follows:

  • The Standard runtime allots 1 CPU core and 4 GB of RAM per container
  • The Advanced runtime allots 2 CPU cores and 6 GB of RAM per container

As an ArcGIS Notebook Server administrator, monitor the number of notebook authors working in your site and which runtime each is using. Depending on these factors, you may need to change the resource limits set for ArcGIS Notebook Server.


As an administrator, you can update the maximum CPU and memory that's available per container by changing the resources that each notebook runtime uses by default. If there are multiple users authoring notebooks concurrently, you can monitor your site's usage and adjust these settings as necessary using the ArcGIS Notebook Server Administrator Directory.

  1. Sign in to the ArcGIS Notebook Server Administrator Directory. The URL is formatted as follows
  1. Browse to notebooks > runtimes.
  2. Select the runtime (Standard or Advanced, if applicable) with the resource limits to update.
  3. Update the maxCpu (in cores) and maxMemory (in GB) values for the runtime.
  4. Click Update Runtime to confirm.

Article ID:000022284

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