After you create tags, you can apply or remove them as metadata to objects in the vCenter Server inventory.


Required privilege: vSphere Tagging.Assign or Unassign vSphere Tag on the root vCenter Server instance


  1. In the vSphere Client, navigate to an inventory tree.
  2. Select an object from the list and click Actions.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select Tags and Custom Attributes.
  4. Select the required action.
    • To assign a tag, select Assign Tag.
    • To remove a tag, select Remove tag.
  5. Select a tag from the list and confirm the operation.
    In the Assign Tag dialog box, you can also create new tags with the Add tag button. For information about creating a tag, see Create a Tag.