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Linode’s Cloud Manager and API allow you to create tags to help organize and group your Linode resources. Tags can be applied to Linodes, Block Storage Volumes, NodeBalancers, and Domains.

This guide will show you how to perform the following actions with the Cloud Manager:

  • Create and apply tags to your Linode resources
  • Search and group your Linode resources by tag
  • Import tags from the Classic Manager

Tagging a Linode

Tag a Linode at Creation

To tag a Linode at the time of its creation:

  1. In the Create New Linode form, click the dropdown menu labeled Add Tags located below the Linode Label field.

  2. Select one or more tags from the menu. To create a new tag, type in the desired tag name and click the Create “new-tag” option that appears:

    Add Tags field in the Linode creation form

  3. Your tag will be applied when you finish creating the Linode.

Tag an Existing Linode

To tag an existing Linode:

  1. Navigate to the Linode’s detail page.

  2. Click on the Summary tab.

  3. Locate the Tags pane and click on the Add New Tag option.

  4. Select one or more tags from the dropdown menu that appears. To create a new tag, type in the desired tag name and click the Create “new-tag” option that appears:

    Location of Tags box for a Linode

Remove a Tag from a Linode

To remove a tag from a Linode:

  1. Navigate to the Linode’s detail page.

  2. Click on the Summary tab.

  3. Locate the Tags box. A list of your tags for the Linode will be displayed.

  4. Click on the X icon attached to the tag you would like to remove from your Linode.

Tagging a Volume

Tag a Volume at Creation

To tag a Volume at the time of its creation:

  1. In the Create a Volume form, select the dropdown menu labeled Tags.

  2. Select one or more tags from the menu. To create a new tag, type in the desired tag name and click the Create “new-tag” option that appears.

    Tags field in the Volume creation form

  3. Once you are done configuring the Volume, click Submit.

Tag an Existing Volume

To tag an existing Volume:

  1. Navigate to the Volumes page of the Cloud Manager.

  2. Select the more options ellipsis (…) corresponding to the Volume you would like to tag.

  3. Select Edit Volume from the menu that appears.

  4. The Edit volume form will appear. Click on the dropdown menu labeled Tags.

  5. Select one or more tags from the form. To create a new tag, type in the desired tag name and click the Create “new-tag” option that appears.

  6. When you are done, click Submit:

    Tags field in the Edit volume form

Remove a Tag from a Volume

To remove a tag from a Volume:

  1. Navigate to the Volumes page of the Cloud Manager.

  2. Select the more options ellipsis (…) corresponding to the Volume whose tags you would like to edit.

  3. Select Edit Volume from the menu that appears.

  4. The Edit volume form will appear. A list of your tags for the Volume will be displayed in the Tags field.

  5. Click on the x icon attached to the tag you would like to remove from your Volume.

Tagging a NodeBalancer

Tag a NodeBalancer at Creation

To tag a NodeBalancer at the time of its creation:

  1. In the Create a NodeBalancer form, click the dropdown menu labeled Add Tags under the NodeBalancer Label field.

  2. Select one or more tags from the menu. To create a new tag, type in the desired tag name and click the Create “new-tag” option that appears.

    Add Tags field in the NodeBalancer creation form

  3. Once you are done configuring the NodeBalancer, click Create.

Tag an Existing NodeBalancer

To tag an existing NodeBalancer:

  1. Navigate to the NodeBalancer’s detail page.

  2. Click on the Summary tab.

  3. Locate the Tags pane and click on the Add New Tag option.

  4. Select one or more tags from the dropdown menu that appears. To create a new tag, type in the desired tag name and click the Create “new-tag” option that appears:

    Location of Tags box for a NodeBalancer

Remove a Tag from a NodeBalancer

To remove a tag from a NodeBalancer:

  1. Navigate to the NodeBalancer’s detail page.

  2. Click on the Summary tab.

  3. Locate the Tags pane. A list of your tags for the NodeBalancer will be displayed.

  4. Click on the x icon attached to the tag you would like to remove from your NodeBalancer.

Tagging a Domain

Tag a Domain at Creation

To tag a domain at the time of its creation:

  1. In the Add a new Domain form, click the dropdown menu labeled Add Tags.

  2. Select one or more tags from the menu. To create a new tag, type in the desired tag name and click the Create “new-tag” option that appears:

    Tags field in the domain creation form

Tag an Existing Domain

To tag an existing domain:

  1. Navigate to the domain’s detail page.

  2. Click on the DNS Records tab.

  3. Locate the pane labeled Tags and click on the Add New Tag option.

  4. Select one or more tags from the dropdown menu that appears. To create a new tag, type in the desired tag name and click the Create “new-tag” option that appears:

    Location of Tags box for a domain

Remove a Tag from a Domain

To remove a tag from a domain:

  1. Navigate to the domain’s detail page.

  2. Click on the DNS Records tab.

  3. Locate the Tags pane. A list of your tags for the Domain will be displayed.

  4. Click on the x icon attached to the tag you would like to remove from your domain.

Grouping by Tag

You can group the following resources by tag: Linodes, Volumes, NodeBalancers, and Domains.

  1. To group by tag, navigate to the resource’s page and toggle the Group by Tag switch at the top of the page:

    Cloud Manager Group by Tag switch

  2. You will now be able to view your resources grouped by tag:

    Group your Linodes by tag

Searching by Tag

You can search your Linode resources by a tag’s name:

  1. Type the tag name into the search bar at the top of the Cloud Manager and the results will be populated in a dropdown list that appears:

    Cloud Manager tag search

  2. To see a more organized view of your tagged resources, click on the blue View search results page banner inside the dropdown list, or hit the Enter key on your keyboard. You will be taken to the search results page:

    Cloud Manager search results page

  3. A second way to search by tag is to click on a tag wherever it appears in the Cloud Manager. For example, if you previously applied a tag named tag-example to one of your Linodes, clicking on that tag where it is displayed in the Linode’s detail page will take you to the search results page for tag-example.

Importing Groups as Tags

If you have used the Display Groups feature in the Classic Manager, you can import your Display Groups to the Cloud Manager as tags:

  1. Navigate to the Account page in the sidebar links menu, then click on the Settings tab.

  2. Expand the panel labeled Import Display Groups as Tags and then click Import Display Groups:

    Cloud Manager import display groups as tags

  3. A form will appear that lists your Display Groups and asks you to confirm the import action. To proceed, click the Import Display Groups Now button in this form.

    Note
    Importing your Display Groups is a one-time operation. If you don’t have any Display Groups configured in the Classic Manager this feature will not appear in the Cloud Manager.

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