You can create custom attributes to associate with virtual machines or managed hosts.

1

Select Administration > Custom Attributes.

This option is not available when connected only to an ESXi host.

2

Click Add.

3

Enter the values for the custom attribute.

a

Type the name of the attribute in the Name text box.

b

Select the attribute type from the Type drop-down menu: Virtual Machine, Host, or Global.

c

In the Value text box, type the value you want to give to the attribute for the currently selected object.

d

Click OK.

After you have defined an attribute on a single virtual machine or host, it is available to all objects of that type in the inventory. However, the value you specify is applied only to the currently selected object.

4

(Optional) To change the attribute name, click in the Name field and type the name you want to assign to the attribute.

5

Click OK.