A large enterprise can have thousands of objects defined in VMware Aria Operations. Creating object tags and tag values makes it easier to find objects and metrics. With object tags, you select the tag value assigned to an object and view the list of objects that are associated with that tag value.

A tag is a type of information, for example, Adapter Types. Adapter Types is a predefined tag. Tag values are individual instances of that type of information. For example, when the system discovers objects using the vCenter Adapter, it assigns all the objects to the vCenter Adapter tag value under the Adapter Types tag.

You can assign any number of objects to each tag value, and you can assign a single object to tag values under any number of tags. You typically look for an object by looking under its adapter type, its object type, and possibly other tags.

If an object tag is locked, you cannot add objects to it. VMware Aria Operations maintains locked object tags.