When you create a logical template, service, or external service, you can associate one or more tags with the component.


You cannot delete a tag from the catalog.

Tag types are not interchangeable. Changing the tag type for example, from Server Type to Property Descriptor might cause rendering issues in the blueprint canvas or generate error messages when you attempt to use a service.

Verify that your user account has the ROLE_CATALOG_ADMIN catalog administrator role assigned to it.

Familiarize yourself with the preinstalled tags listed on the Tags page.


On the vCloud Application Director title bar, click the drop-down menu and select Catalog > Tags.


Click New in the toolbar.


Type the tag name and description in the text box.


Select a tag type from the drop-down menu.

The Property Descriptor tag type appears as an option in the Auto-Bind Tags drop-down menu for a service property. The Server Type tag appears as an option in the drop-down menu when you create a service or logical template.


Click Save when you are finished.

The newly created tag is listed on the Tags page. You can select the tag when you add a service, task, or logical template to the catalog or to an application blueprint.