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: vSphere Tagging > Create vSphere Tag on root vCenter Server.


  1. From the vSphere Web Client Home, click Tags & Custom Attributes.
  2. Click the Tags tab.
  3. Click the New Tag icon ().
  4. In the Name text box, enter a name for the tag.

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

  5. (Optional) In the Description text box, enter a description for the tag.
  6. In the Category drop-down menu, select an existing category or create a category.

    If you select [New Category], the dialogue box expands to show the options for creating a category. See Create a Tag Category.

  7. Click OK.