You can delete a user-defined security tag.

About this task

You may want to delete a security tag if the function or environment of the virtual machine changes. For example, if you have a security tag for Oracle databases, but you decide to use a different database server, you can remove the security tag so that firewall rules that apply to Oracle databases will no longer be run against the virtual machine.


  1. Launch Security Services by completing the following steps.
    1. Click Network > Security.
    2. Select the organizational VDC security services for which you want to apply security settings and click Configure Services.

    The tenant portal opens Security Services.

  2. Select Security Tags.
  3. From the list of security tags, select the security tag that you want to delete.
  4. Click the delete button and click OK.


The security tag is deleted.

What to do next

If you delete a security tag, you may also need to edit an associated security group or firewall rules. For more information about security groups, see Working with Security Groups