You can use tags to add metadata to inventory objects. You can record information about your inventory objects in tags, and you can use the tags in searches.

For information about creating a tag category, see Create, Edit, or Delete a Tag Category.


  1. In the vSphere Client, select Menu > Tags & Custom Attributes.
  2. Select the Tags tab and click Tags.
  3. Click New.
  4. In the Create Tag dialog box, enter a name for the tag.
    You can use up to 256 characters for the name of the tag.
  5. Enter a description of the tag.
  6. Specify the tag category.
    • Select an existing category from the Category drop-down menu.
    • Click Create New Category and select the newly created category.
  7. Click Create.


The tag appears in the list of tags.