15 abril 2015

VMware vSphere: how to create tags - Part I

What is a tag?

A tag is a label that you can apply to objects in the vSphere inventory. Tags allow you to attach metadata to objects to make them more sortable and searchable.

Tags are grouped into categories, which define how the tags can be applied to inventory objects.

What is a category?

A category groups together related tags in the vCenter Server inventory.
When you create a category, you specify whether multiple tags in that category can be assigned to a given object at one time, or whether only one tag can be assigned to an object at a time. For example, a category called Priority might contain the tags High, Medium, and Low, and be configured to allow only one tag in the category to be applied to an object at a time.

You also specify whether tags in a category can be applied to all objects, or only to specific object types, such as hosts or datastores.

...yes, this is just a Copy&Paste from the original explanation from tags and categories on the VMware documentation....but i´m sure that no one read it...or at least...just a few docu-addicts :-)

Once we have a crystal clear the idea about what Tags and Category are....let´s show how to create them:

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