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Adding custom attributes to vCenter

You may wish to add extra fields to the vCenter system, as vCenter stores its information in a database. You can use the vCenter client to define new fields and populate them with any information you find useful.

You may wish to add extra fields to the vCenter system, as vCenter stores its information in a database.  You can use the vCenter client to define new fields and populate them with any information you find useful. Here’s how its done:

  1. Open the vCenter Client
  2. Choose File, Custom Attributes
  3. Click Add
  4. Type in a name for the attribute and rename Custom Attribute to be something like Service Pack
  5. Click CloseNote:
    The new attribute should be automatically enabled in your views. To change data
  6. Navigate to your Farm Group/ESX Host and select the Virtual Machine tab
  7. Select your virtual machine - click once in the column where your new field is locationCustom Attribute

 

This was last published in November 2005

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