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: vCenter Inventory Service > vCenter Inventory Service Tagging > Create Inventory Service Tag on root vCenter Server.


  1. From the vSphere Web Client Home, click Tags.
  2. Click the Items tab and click Tags.
  3. Click the New Tag icon.
  4. In the vCenter Server drop-down menu, select the vCenter Server instance on which to create this tag.
  5. In the Name text box, enter a name for the tag.

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

  6. (Optional) In the Description text box, enter a description for the tag.
  7. 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.

  8. Click OK.