Use Cloud Servers tags

In the Cloud Control Panel, you can
attach descriptive tags to your cloud servers and other resources. Tags
help you organize your infrastructure as it grows. You can use them to
quickly find specific resources by using several different filtering

How to create a tag

  1. Log in to the Cloud Control Panel.

  2. In the top navigation bar, click Select a Product > Rackspace Cloud.

  3. Select Servers > Cloud Servers.

  4. In the Cloud Servers list, click the gear icon next to the server
    name and select Add Tag.

  5. In the Add or remove tags popup box, type a tag label and then
    press Enter. You can enter as many tags as you want, pressing
    Enter after each one.

  6. When you are done adding tags, click Save Tags to commit
    your changes.

To find tagged instances, select the check boxes next to the tags in the
Tag on the left side of the server's list.

Tips for creating tags

A few simple tags can help you identify a server's purpose at a glance.
You can also easily filter a long list of servers with several tags to
distinguish one server type from another. Following are some tips for
creating tags that can help you organize your cloud infrastructure.


A server environment is a collection of instances that are meant to
operate under similar conditions. An example of a server environment is
a collection of development, staging, and production servers.
Development servers are used when you are testing code that is still in
flux. Staging servers provide a stable testing ground for code deemed to
be complete. Production servers are where code goes when it's passed
testing and is ready to be used with real data or viewed by customers.


If you have specialized server instances, it can be convenient to
quickly filter them by function, like web server, proxy, or


In a more complex environment, you might have primary and backup
systems, primary and replica databases, or Domain name (DNS) servers.
Tagging servers according to their role in the environment can help when
you plan maintenance.

Operating system

Tags can let you quickly see which servers are running Linux or Windows,
or what Linux distributions are being used on each server (like the Ubuntu
operating system or CentOS).


These are some basic ideas for organizing servers with tags, but because
tags are completely flexible, this is definitely not a comprehensive
list. For example, you could also use tags to divide responsibilities
among team members, to label servers that have only internal network
interfaces active, and to track any other qualities that distinguish
your servers from one another.

Related information

Learn more about Cloud Servers