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: vSphere Tagging.Edit vSphere Tag on the root vCenter Server instance.


  1. From the vSphere Web Client Home, click Tags & Custom Attributes.
  2. Click the Tags tab.
  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.