You can edit a tag to change its name or description.

After a tag has been created, you cannot change the tag's category.


Required privilege: vCenter Inventory Service > vCenter Inventory Service Tagging > Edit Inventory Service Tag on the root vCenter Server instance.


  1. From the vSphere Web Client Home, click Tags.
  2. Click the Items tab and click Tags.
  3. Select the tag to edit.
  4. Click the Edit Tag icon (Edit Tag icon).
  5. (Optional) In the Name text box, enter a new name for the tag.

    Tag names must be unique within their category.

  6. (Optional) In the Description text box, edit the description for the tag.
  7. Click OK.