You use tags to add metadata to inventory objects. You can record information about your inventory objects in tags and use the tags in searches.

Required privilege: Inventory Service.vSphere Tagging.Create vSphere Tag on root vCenter Server.

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From the vSphere Web Client Home, click Tags.

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Click the Items tab and click Tags.

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Click the New Tag icon.

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In the vCenter Server drop-down menu, select the vCenter Server instance on which to create this tag.

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In the Name text box, enter a name for the tag.

Tag names must be unique within the category in which they are created.

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(Optional) In the Description text box, enter a description for the tag.

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In the Category drop-down menu, select an existing category or create a new category.

If you select [New Category], the dialogue box expands to show the options for creating a category. See Create a Tag Category.

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Click OK.