After you add tags to instances, you can use the tags to search instances. You can search instances by specifying at most 20 tags. This topic describes how to use tags to search virtual private clouds (VPCs). You can search route tables and vSwitches by specifying tags in a similar way.


  1. Log on to the VPC console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select the region of the VPC.
  3. On the VPCs page, click Filter by Tag.
  4. In the dialog box that appears, select or enter a tag key and a tag value, and click Search.
    You can select or enter a key-value pair, or select or enter only a tag key.