I’ve never really taken advantage of vSphere tagging. I see the value but just never got around to digging in deep and fully exploring ways I could use it. I suspect that many vSphere admins are in the same boat. Ravi Soundararajan, Principal Engineer in the Performance Engineering group at VMware just wrote a best practice guide that I think you should consider adding to your reading list.
For those new to vSphere tags Nigel Hickey writes on the VMware vSphere Blog:
This guide will help explain scaling limits for tagging and will provide you with some actionable examples and tips for writing tagging code in PowerShell or Java. I know, the minute you read tagging ‘code’ you got a little excited. Don’t worry this guide will walk you through and explain everything you need. I think you will be surprised at how tagging can help improve your vSphere environment.
I would suggest you share this with your internal team and then talk through how you can best use tagging. If you are the sole IT person, don’t fear you can always reach out to the online community for help and insights.
Do you currently use tagging in your vSphere environment? Do you have plans on using tagging? How have you implemented tagging? Let me know on Twitter and let’s share with the community so others can see how easy this is.