You can create a security tag and assign it to a virtual machine or a group of virtual machines.

You create a security tag and assign it to a virtual machine or a group of virtual machines.

Procedure

  1. On the Virtual Datacenters dashboard screen, click the card of the virtual data center you want to explore, and under Networking, select Security.
  2. Select a security service, and click Configure services.
  3. Click the Security Tags tab.
  4. Click the Create (Create button) button, and enter a name for the security tag.
  5. (Optional) Enter a description for the security tag.
  6. (Optional) Assign the security tag to a virtual machine or a group of virtual machines.

    In the Browse objects of type drop-down menu, Virtual Machines is selected by default.

    1. Select a virtual machine from the left panel.
    2. Assign the security tag to the selected virtual machine by clicking the right arrow.

      The virtual machine moves to the right panel and is assigned the security tag.

  7. When you complete assigning the tag to the selected virtual machines, click Keep.

Results

The security tag is created, and if you chose, is assigned to selected virtual machines.

What to do next

Security tags are designed to work with a security group. For more information about creating security groups, see Create a Security Group.