A tag is a key-value pair that consists of a tag key and a tag value. Tags are used to identify resources. You can use tags to manage cloud desktops by group for easy searching and batch operations.

Background information

In addition to desktop names, you can use tags to identify cloud desktops. After you bind tags to cloud desktops, you can filter the cloud desktops based on tags to perform related operations. You can bind up to 20 tags to each cloud desktop. You can set tags based on your business requirements. The following table shows some examples.
Dimension Tag key Tag value
Organization department The department name. Examples: MD and FD.
Business project The project name. Examples: projectA and projectB.
Position position The position name. Examples: designer and programmer.

For more information, see Best practices for tag design.

When you use tags, take note of the following items:
  • Each tag consists of a tag key and a tag value. The tag key must be unique. For example, if a cloud desktop is bound with the department:MD tag and later bound with the department:FD tag, the department:MD tag is automatically unbound.
  • After a tag is unbound, the tag is automatically deleted if it is not bound to other resources.
  • Tag information cannot be shared across regions.

Bind tags to cloud desktops

You can bind tags to your cloud desktops when you purchase them or after you have purchased them. This section describes how to bind tags after you have purchased cloud desktops.

  1. Log on to the EDS console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Cloud Desktops.
  4. On the Cloud Desktops page, use one of the following methods to bind tags to your cloud desktops:
    • Select the cloud desktop to which you want to bind tags and click Bind Tag in the lower part of the page.
    • Find the cloud desktop to which you want to bind tags and move the pointer over the Tag icon in the Tag column. In the message that appears, click Add or Edit.
  5. In the Edit tag dialog box, edit the tag.
    You can enter a new tag key and a new tag value. You can also select an existing tag key and value.
  6. Click Confirm.
    After you bind tags to the cloud desktop, you can view the tags in the Tag column.

Filter cloud desktops based on tags

After tags are bound to cloud desktops, you can use the tags to filter the cloud desktops and quickly find the cloud desktops that you need.

  1. On the Cloud Desktops page, click Tag filtering.
  2. Set the tag key and tag value to use to filter cloud desktops.
    Note You can set only the tag key and not the tag value. In this case, all the cloud desktops bound with this tag key are displayed.
  3. Click Search.
    The cloud desktops bound with the specified tag are displayed.