You can create custom attributes in the vSphere Web Client to associate with an object, such as a host, virtual machine, cluster, or network.


Required privileges: Global.Manage custom attributes,Global.Set custom attribute.


  1. From the vSphere Web Client Home, click Tags & Custom Attributes.
  2. Click the Custom Attributes tab.
    All currently defined custom attributes for vCenter Server are displayed.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Enter the values for the custom attribute.
    1. Type the name of the attributes in the Attribute text box.
    2. Select the attribute type from the Type drop-down menu.
    3. Click OK.
    After you have defined an attribute on an object, 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.
  5. Click OK.