7.2 Tags

The Tags subtab provides facilities to add, edit and delete tags. There is also an option to find components that share a common tag. These options can be accessed either using the toolbar at the top of the tab, or by using the context menu that appears when you right-click on an item within the panel.

The way in which tags are used within Oracle VM Manager is discussed in detail in Section 1.17, “Tags and Tag Filters”

Note

Tag names are case-sensitive. Tag names are unique and cannot be duplicated.

This subtab includes a toolbar that consists of the following options:

Table 7.2 Tags subtab toolbar icon options

Toolbar Icon Option

Icon

Description

Create New Tag...

Create New Tag... icon

Displays the Create Tag dialog box. Use this option to create a new tag to identify and group components within Oracle VM Manager.

Edit Tag...

Edit Tag... icon

Displays the Edit Tag dialog box. Use this option to change the name or description of an existing tag.

Delete Tag

Delete Tag icon

Displays the Delete Confirmation dialog box. Use this option to delete the selected tag.

Find Components...

Find Components... icon

Displays the Components Using Tag dialog box. Use this option to search for components that share the same selected tag.

Help

Help icon

Displays context sensitive help.


7.2.1 Add Tag

To create a tag:

  1. On the Reports and Resources tab, click on the Tags subtab link.

  2. Click on the Create New Tag icon Create a New Tag icon . A dialog is displayed with the following fields:

    • Tag Name: Use this field to name the tag.

    • Description: Use this field to provide a description for the tag.

  3. Click OK to save the changes, or Cancel to exit out of the dialog without saving any changes.

7.2.2 Edit Tag

To edit a tag:

  1. On the Reports and Resources tab, click on the Tags subtab link.

  2. In the management pane, select the tag that you wish to edit.

  3. Click Edit Tag Edit an Existing Tag icon . A dialog is displayed with the following fields:

    • Tag Name: Use this field to rename a tag.

    • Description: Use this field to provide or update the description for a tag.

  4. Click OK to save the changes, or Cancel to exit out of the dialog without saving any changes.

7.2.3 Delete Tag

To delete a tag:

  1. On the Reports and Resources tab, click on the Tags subtab link.

  2. In the management pane, select the tag or tags that you wish to delete.

  3. Click on the Delete Tag icon Delete Tag icon . A confirmation dialog is displayed before the action can be completed.

7.2.4 Find Components with Matching Tag

To view all components that share a common tag:

  1. On the Reports and Resources tab, click on the Tags subtab link.

  2. In the management pane, select the tag that you wish to search.

  3. Click on the Find Components icon Find Components icon . A dialog is displayed with the following editable fields:

    • Components using Tag: Use this drop-down menu to select alternative tags that you have defined to quickly search through different groups of components.

    • Show Type: Use this drop-down menu to select the different object types that should be displayed for the selected tag. By default all object types are shown, but you can limit the display to any combination of:

      • Server Pools

      • Servers

      • Virtual Machines

    A table is shown in the dialog, listing all objects that match the defined criteria. The table provides the following information:

    • Name: The name of the object that meets the search criteria.

    • Tag(s): A comma-separated list of the different tags that currently apply to the object.

    • Type: The object type (for example Server Pool, Server or VM).

    • Parent: The name of the object's parent, if a parent object exists.

  4. Click Close to exit out of the dialog.