You can create custom attributes to associate with virtual machines or managed hosts.


  1. Select Administration > Custom Attributes.
    This option is not available when connected only to an ESXi host.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Enter the values for the custom attribute.
    1. Type the name of the attribute in the Name text box.
    2. Select the attribute type from the Type drop-down menu: Virtual Machine, Host, or Global.
    3. In the Value text box, type the value you want to give to the attribute for the currently selected object.
    4. Click OK.
      After you have defined an attribute on a single virtual machine or host, it is available to all objects of that type in the inventory. However, the value you specify is applied only to the currently selected object.
  4. (Optional) To change the attribute name, click in the Name field and type the name you want to assign to the attribute.
  5. Click OK.