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Configure tags

A cloud tag is typically a resource ID metadata that says, for example, "This specific virtual machine was used for this particular reason."

Tags are user-defined, typically. Because they're user defined through the console when the cloud resource is launched, tags are in the hands of users and thus can be edited by users.

Like custom fields, tags are a kind of metadata. Tags enable end users to categorize their cloud resources in different ways, for example, by purpose, owner, or environment. This is useful when end users have many resources of the same type. They can quickly identify a specific resource based on the tags they've assigned to it.

View, search, and edit tags

Go to Tags


  • Cloud Provider – The originator of the cloud resource. Example: Amazon Web Services.
  • Tag Key Name – The name of the tag, defined by the end user.
  • Renamed Tag Key – The new name for the tag, defined by you.
  • Active – If yes, the tag appears in Orbitera dashboards and reports.

To find tags or filter the list, use the search function.

To edit a tag, select the tag and click Edit.

The editable attributes are:

  • Renamed Tag Key
  • Available in Dashboards and Reports (makes the tag "Active")