Product Documentation

Using Tags

Dec 12, 2014

Tags enable you to identify your resources in new ways. Tags are like keywords or labels, and they allow you to rearrange your view of resources within XenCenter depending on criteria that are important to you, such as application, location, cost centre, owner, or lifecycle stage.

You make up tags when you need them and you can use as many as you like, and you can build searches based on your tags, for example "all Windows 7 test machines located in Cambridge".

Click on the General tab for a resource to see the tags currently assigned to that resource and to add and remove tags.

To create a new tag

  1. In the Resources pane, select a resource, click on its General tab and then click Properties.
  2. On the General tab of the Properties dialog box, click Edit tags.
  3. Type a word or phrase in the New Tag box and then click Create.
  4. The new tag will be automatically assigned to the selected resource. To remove the tag, clear the check box.
  5. Click OK.
  6. On the Properties dialog box, click OK to apply your changes.

To delete a tag

  1. In the Navigation pane, select Organization Views and then Objects by Tag. The Tags group will be displayed on the Resources pane.
  2. Select the tag you want to delete, right-click and then click Delete Tag. The tag will be removed from all resources that are currently tagged with it.

To tag a resource

The simplest way to assign an existing tag to a resource is by dragging and dropping it onto the tag in the Resources pane. You can drag and drop resources from within the Resources pane on the Tags group, and also from the search results list on the Search tab.

You can also assign an existing tag or a new tag to a resource using the Edit tags dialog box:

  1. In the Resources pane, select the pool, server, SR, virtual machine, or template you want to tag, click on the General tab and then click Properties.
  2. On the General tab of the Properties dialog box, click Edit tags.
    • To create a new tag and add it to the selected resource, type a word or phrase in the Edit Tags box and then click Create.
    • To add an existing tag, click to select the tag's check box in the Tags list and click OK.
  3. On the Properties dialog box, click OK to apply your changes.

To untag a resource

To untag (remove a tag from) a resource, in the Navigation pane, click Organization Views and then click Objects by Tag. Select the resource that you would like to untag, right-click and then select Untag object.

You can also untag a resource using the Edit Tags dialog box:

  1. In the Resources pane, select the pool, server, SR, virtual machine, or template you want to untag, click on its General tab and then click Properties.
  2. On the General tab of the Properties dialog box, click Edit tags.
  3. Clear the check box for the tag in the Tags list and click OK.
  4. On the Properties dialog box, click OK to apply your changes.