VM Tagging

The SovLabs VM Tagging Module for vRealize Automation enables customers to achieve greater levels of efficiency and control through metadata management. VM tags are metadata stored with the VM which can provide valuable operational insight into business-relevant data such as the machine’s function, organization alignment, regional and service level characteristics as well as security and application related information.

VM tags can be accessed by help desk and operations teams vi GUI or programmatically by IT staff for planning and reporting purposes. Additionally, there are many tag-aware applications where VM tags can drive policy, such as data protection and security products.

Powered by the SovLabs Module Framework, the VM Tagging Module provides a simple, comprehensive and flexible method for driving a rich set of metadata using VM tags and categories with vRealize Automation.


VMware vCenter 6.0x, 6.5x
VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.x
VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) 7.x
EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC) 4.x

Quick Start Process

  1. Define SovLabs vCenter endpoint
  2. Define one or more VM tag properties on vRA blueprints
  3. Provision!


  1. vSphere vCenter(s) are properly configured
  2. Cluster(s) and host group(s) are properly configured