By using the VMware Cloud Director Tenant Portal, you can delete a user-defined security tag.

You might want to delete a security tag if the function or environment of the virtual machine changes. For example, if you have a security tag for Oracle databases, but you decide to use a different database server, you can remove the security tag so that firewall rules that apply to Oracle databases no longer run against the virtual machine.


  1. On the Virtual Data Center dashboard screen, click the card of the virtual data center you want to explore and under Networking, select Security.
  2. Select a security service and click Configure services.
  3. Click the Security Tags tab.
  4. From the list of security tags, select the security tag that you want to delete.
  5. Click the Delete button.
  6. To confirm the deletion, click OK.


The security tag is deleted.

What to do next

If you delete a security tag, you might also need to edit an associated security group or firewall rules. For more information about security groups, see Working with Security Groups for NSX Data Center for vSphere Edge Gateways by Using Your VMware Cloud Director Tenant Portal.