Adding and removing labels for templates

Your account administrator defines label categories and guidelines for label values.

  • A template can have a maximum of 30 category/value pairs.
  • Each category can have a maximum of 1,000 values.
  • Values have a 255-character limit.
  • Values are not case-sensitive (for example, ABCD, abcd, and aBcD are treated as the same value and stored only once for a category).

For best practices about using labels, see Using labels for in-depth usage reporting.

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Adding labels to multiple templates

To add a label to multiple templates

  1. In the navigation bar, click Environments.
  2. In the Manage Environments and VMs page, click the Templates tab.
  3. Click the select (Select) button, and then select the templates you want to edit.
  4. Click add label Labels. The Add Labels dialog displays.

    add label

  5. From the Category drop-down, choose one of the predefined categories.

    Only account administrators can create categories.

  6. Type an appropriate value for the category. When you start typing, Skytap autocomplete suggests existing values that contain the characters that you typed.

    add value

    The Value column displays the category type:

    • Single – You can add only one value for this category.
    • Multi – You can add multiple values, separated by commas, for this category.
  7. Click add (Add).

Adding labels to a single template

To add a label to a template

  1. In the navigation bar, click Environments.
  2. In the Manage Environments and VMs page, click the Templates tab.
  3. Click the template you want to edit.
  4. Click edit (Edit Tags & Labels). The Tags and Labels page for the template displays.

    tags & labels

  5. From the Category drop-down, choose one of the predefined categories.

    Only account administrators can create categories.

  6. Type an appropriate value for the category. When you start typing, Skytap autocomplete suggests existing values that contain the characters that you typed.

    add value

    The Value column displays the category type:

    • Single – You can add only one value for this category.
    • Multi – You can add multiple values, separated by commas, for this category.
  7. Click add (Add).

Removing labels from a template

To remove a label from a template

  • In the navigation bar, click Environments.
  • In the Manage Environments and VMs page, click the Templates tab.
  • Click the template you want to edit. The template details page displays.
  • Click edit (Edit Tags & Labels). The Tags and Labels page for the template displays.

    remove label

  • To remove a label category and any label values associated with it, click delete at the end of the row.

    To remove a label value:

    1. Click edit next to the label you want to change.
    2. Click remove next to the value you want to remove.

      remove value

    3. Click check to finish removing the label value.

    When a label is removed from a resource, the label category and value remain active in your account. Their history with the resource is retained.