You delete a category to remove it from your vSphere environment.

Before you begin

Required privilege: vCenter Inventory Service > vCenter Inventory Service Tagging > Delete Inventory Service Tag Category on the root vCenter Server.

About this task

Deleting a category also deletes all tags associated with that category.


  1. From the vSphere Web Client Home, click Tags.
  2. Click the Items tab and click Categories.
  3. Select a category from the list and click the Delete Category icon (Delete Category icon).
  4. Click Yes to confirm deletion of the category.


The category and all its associated tags are deleted.