How to access VMWare vCenter Tags

We are looking to find the Tags attached to the VM servers from VMWare vCenter. We are running vCenter 5.5.

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  • Honestly need this to work. He have over 100 sites and over 2000 Vmware VMs that we use with tags. Will Vmware ever get this feature working?

  • Any updates regarding VMAN pulling vSphere tags? Is this still just a wish or has it been considered as an enhacement?

    Thank you

  • tobe1424  wrote:

    Any updates regarding VMAN pulling vSphere tags? Is this still just a wish or has it been considered as an enhacement?

    Thank you

    We'd like to work on this, it's just a matter of priorities. You can see the foundation block that we built here : Virtualization Manager 8.3 Release Notes when we added support for custom properties, but there are still other challenges that need to be addressed before we link it all together. In the meantime, any details on your use case and how you're using tags in your environment is greatly appreciated, so when we start actively working on the request we can make it the best possible solution for you.

  • It would be helpful to have the VMware tags in the solarwinds VMAN database.  Many people that use vmware tags use them to organize the VM's in ways that would also be used in Orion to organize nodes.

    For Example:  We have a vmware tag that indicates the "group_owner" of the VM.  I import this value into Orion as the custom node property as the "OnCall_Group", so when I send in alert tickets, the group is assigned from this value.  Not all of my nodes are VM's so I would still have to do the mapping to a node custom value myself, but it would be a lot easier doing it all inside Orion, than the custom written code to export from vmware and import into Orion.

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  • It would be helpful to have the VMware tags in the solarwinds VMAN database.  Many people that use vmware tags use them to organize the VM's in ways that would also be used in Orion to organize nodes.

    For Example:  We have a vmware tag that indicates the "group_owner" of the VM.  I import this value into Orion as the custom node property as the "OnCall_Group", so when I send in alert tickets, the group is assigned from this value.  Not all of my nodes are VM's so I would still have to do the mapping to a node custom value myself, but it would be a lot easier doing it all inside Orion, than the custom written code to export from vmware and import into Orion.

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