This topic provides information about performing various functions related to tags, such as performing a tag-based search, tag filtering, using the tag cloud, adding tags, editing tags, and deleting tags.
A tag is a text label associated with a BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization object that improves search results and applies an additional level of filtering where needed.
Tags are used to indicate a particular feature of the object that distinguishes it from other objects. Out-of-the-box, BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization provides a set of useful tags; you can then define custom tags for your specific needs.
Tags are grouped by tag type; for example:
Tags belonging to the same tag group are displayed by using the same color.
The BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization search engine allows you to search for objects that match the given tag(s).
For example, you can search for systems with tags "x86" and "VMware" using the search string:
or, to only restrict the search to tags:
For more information, see Search.
You can use tags to filter the results of analyses, models, and so on by using entity filters that is tag-based search conditions that are applied as filters.
For example, you can define a filter to identify systems with tags "x86" and "VMware" saving the search as an entity filter. For more information, see Entity filters.
The Tag List portlet shows a tag cloud where all used tags are displayed using a font size proportional to their relative frequency. The most used tags are displayed by using a larger font and the least used tags are displayed by using a smaller font. For more information, see Tag List portlet.
You can view and edit tags associated with an object from the Using the description box of its detail page.
Example of a system with multiple tags
To add a new tag:
When you start typing a tag name, you get a list of tags of the selected tag type. If you choose the Not specified (default) option, all the tag types are matched.
Adding and editing tags
If you click an existing tag, the Add Tag pop-up window appears, displaying a list of tags of the same type associated with the object.
To delete a tag, clickthat appears when positioning the mouse pointer over the desired tag name.