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

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


Required privilege: vSphere Tagging.Delete vSphere Tag Category on the root vCenter Server.


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