Tags are labels that enable you to categorize your resources and identify them.

For example, you can use tags to make inventories of your resources, as you can filter resources that share the same tag.

The following topics are discussed: 


General Information

A tag is a combination of a key and a value that must be unique for each resource. You can use tags to categorize your resources depending on their operating system, environment, applications, version, and so on.

No tags are added by default to your resources. When adding a tag, you can:

  • Specify both a key and a value
  • Specify a key only, without a value 

If you specify an already-existing key for the same resource, no new, duplicate tag is created. Instead, the value of the existing tag is updated.

For more information, see Adding or Removing Tags



Resource Types

You can add tags to the following resources: 

  • Instances
  • OUTSCALE Machine Images (OMIs)
  • Volumes
  • Snapshots
  • External IP addresses (EIPs)
  • Security groups
  • Route tables
  • Network interfaces (both primary and flexible ones)
  • Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs)
  • Subnets
  • VPC peering connections
  • VPC endpoints
  • NAT gateways
  • Internet gateways
  • Customer gateways
  • Virtual private gateways
  • VPN connections
  • DHCP options
  • Load balancers. For more information about tags for load balancers, see Tagging Your Load Balancer.
  • Export tasks

The maximum number of tags per resource is defined at the creation of your account. To modify this limit, contact our Support team at support@outscale.com.