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Device Tags

Device Tags

Device tags permit organizations to add additional metadata to their devices: virtual machines or physical devices. This feature can be useful for API users who want to perform specific API calls to a virtual machine or group of virtual machines based on the tags assigned to them. The user can view and edit the tags for a device on the Devices tab.

A tag is added to an organization when assigned to a device. Any given tag is retained by an organization as long as at least one devices is assigned the tag. When a tag is removed from the last device to which it is assigned, that tag is removed from the organization.

The user can also create and assign new tags or assign existing tags when creating, copying, or configuring a virtual machine. When copying a virtual machine, all existing tags from the original server are assigned to the copied server.

To add, edit, or remove device tags:

  1. Select a device.
  2. Click, Icon: pane expand, to expand the Selected pane.
  3. Click Tags.
  4. The Assigned Tags appear.

  5. Click Edit Tags.
  6. The Device Tagging Management dialog appears.

  7. To add new tags, type one or more tag names; separating each tag with a comma under Assigned Tags.
  8. Note: Tags must be separated by commas and cannot exceed 50 characters each. Tags can contain spaces but not commas because commas are used as the delimiter in the list.

  9. To add an existing tag, click a tag under Available Tags.
  10. To remove a tag, delete the tag from Assigned Tags.
  11. Click Save.
  12. Note: Click the help icon for any help.