Using Tags

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

You make up tags when you need them and you can use as many as you like. You can also build searches based on your tags, for example, “all Windows 10 test machines located in Cambridge”.

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

To create a tag

  1. In the Resources pane, select a resource.
  2. Select its General tab and then select Properties.
  3. On the General tab of the Properties dialog box, select Edit tags.
  4. Type a word or phrase in the New Tag box and then select Create.
  5. The new tag is automatically assigned to the selected resource. To remove the tag, clear the check box.
  6. Select OK.
  7. On the Properties dialog box, select 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 is displayed on the Resources pane.
  2. Select the tag you want to delete, right-click, and then select Delete Tag. The tag is 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 it onto the tag in the Resources pane. You can drag resources from within the Resources pane on the Tags group or 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.
  2. Select the General tab and then select Properties.
  3. On the General tab of the Properties dialog box, select Edit tags.
    • To create a tag and add it to the selected resource, type a word or phrase in the Edit Tags box. Click Create.
    • To add an existing tag, select to select the tag’s check box in the Tags list. Click OK.
  4. On the Properties dialog box, select OK to apply your changes.

To untag a resource

To untag (remove a tag from) a resource, in the Navigation pane, select Organization Views and then select 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.
  2. Select its General tab and then select Properties.
  3. On the General tab of the Properties dialog box, select Edit tags.
  4. Clear the check box for the tag in the Tags list and select OK.
  5. On the Properties dialog box, select OK to apply your changes.