Using the new Tag features of vSphere 5.1

So the release of vSphere 5.1 has brought us many new features;  we have integrated backup, integrated replication, the vCloud Suite, Network HealthChecks…way to many to mention.  One however that I haven’t seen very much buzz about is the ability to assign tags to your inventory objects with vCenter.  Now it’s not near as sexy as something like vSphere Data Protection but it still has it’s place within my favourite features.  Why?  Just think, say you have hundreds, or thousands of VMs.  You can now more align the way you categorize things inside of your business within vCenter, and sort/search on those custom tags.

Either way, I think they are cool and I’ve done up a short video outlining how to create and assign them to objects.  This is my first crack at a video so cut me a little slack :)  One of my objectives is to try and get more media on this blog so I’m sure I’ll have lots of practice..

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  • http://www.facebook.com/reid.loper Reid Loper

    While I also find tagging to have potential, from what I’ve seen there isn’t a way to Get or Set tags from PowerCLI. Having such integration would be very useful when scripting.

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