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    Creating a Tag

    You create tags to label and categorize Junos Space Network Management Platform objects so that you can filter, monitor, or perform batch actions on the tagged devices without having to select each object individually. All users can create their own private tags from the Administration > Tags inventory landing page. Users assigned the Tag Administrator role can create public tags.

    You can create tags from the Administration workspace as well as from the Device Management or Job Management inventory landing page. By default, the tags that any user creates are private tags, which means that these tags are visible only to the user who creates them. No other user can access the private tags created by other users. However, if you are a user with the Tag Administrator role, you can make these tags public, thereby allowing all users to associate objects with these tags.

    To create a tag from the Administration workspace:

    1. On the Junos Space Network Management Platform user interface, select Administration > Tags.

      The Tags page appears.

    2. On the toolbar, click the Create Tag icon.

      The Create Tag dialog box appears.

    3. If necessary, select the Share this Tag check box.

      When you share a tag, all users can use that tag. Only users with the Tag Administrator role can publish tags to the public domain. For users without this role, the Share this Tag check box is disabled (grayed out).

    4. In the Tag Name field, type a tag name.

      You can enter an alphanumeric string for the tag name. The tag name can also contain underscores, hyphens, and spaces. However, a tag name should not:

      • Exceed 255 characters
      • Start with a space
      • Contain special characters, such as commas, double quotation marks, or parentheses.

      Note: “Untagged” is a reserved term and hence you cannot create a tag with this name.

    5. Click Create.

      The Create Tag dialog box appears, displaying that the tag is successfully created.

    6. Click OK on the Create Tag dialog box.

      The newly added tag appears on the Tags page. If the tag is shared, it is public; if not, it is private. The Access Type column displays whether the tag is public or private.

    In addition to creating tags from the Administration workspace, you can create tags from the following inventory landing pages as well:

    • Device Management
    • Job Management

    For example, to create a tag from the Device Management inventory landing page:

    1. On the Junos Space Network Management Platform user interface, click Devices > Device Management.

      The Device Management page appears.

    2. If the tags are not displayed, click the Display Tag View icon on the toolbar located at the top of this page.

      On the left side of the page, tags that are relevant to the page and the domain to which you are logged in are displayed.

      Note: Tags from domains other than the domain to which the user is logged in are not displayed.

      In Tags View, the tags are categorized as follows:

      • Public—Lists public tags. Public tags are tags that are visible and available to all users and can be used by any user to tag an object in Junos Space.

        You can perform the following actions on public tags:

        • Mouse over a tag to view the number of objects that are associated with the specific tag.
        • Click a tag to view the devices associated with the selected tag. The number displayed adjacent to the tag shows the number of devices associated with the specific tag. For example, if you have assigned this tag to two devices, then the number displayed is 2. However, this rule has the following exceptions:
          • For hierarchical tags, the count on the parent tag does not include the number of objects associated with its child tags. For example, if a child tag is associated with 10 objects and its parent tag is associated with five objects, then the count displayed for the parent tag is 5 and not 15.
          • You used the same tag on objects other than devices. For example, if you assigned TagC to UserA and DeviceB, then on the Device Management page, the count shown for TagC is 1. However, when you mouse over TagC, the tooltip displays a count of 2 (which includes the object type as well—in this example, the object types that are displayed are User and Device).
      • Private—Lists private tags. Private tags are tags that you created and hence are visible only to you. No other user has access to these tags.

        Click a tag to view the devices associated with the selected tag. The number displayed adjacent to the tag shows the number of devices that are associated with the specific tag. For example, if you assigned this tag to two devices, then the number displayed is 2.

      • Untagged—Displays the number of devices that are not tagged
    3. (Optional) To view all tags (that is, tags that are relevant and irrelevant to the inventory landing page to which you are currently logged in), select Show All Tags on the Tags list at the top of the Device Management inventory landing page.

      By default, Show Relevant Tags is selected and only the tags that are relevant to the current inventory landing page are displayed.

    4. To add a tag:

      1. Click the Add Tag icon.

        Note: If you use the shortcut menu instead of the Add Tag icon, the new tag that is added is of the same type as that of the parent. For example, right-click Private and select Add Tag to create a private tag.

      2. In the Tag Name field, type a tag name.

        A tag name can be an alphanumeric string that contains underscores, hyphens, and spaces. However, note that a tag name should not:

        • Exceed 255 characters
        • Start with a space
        • Contain special characters, such as commas, double quotation marks, or parentheses.

        Note: “Untagged” is a reserved term and hence you cannot create a tag with this name.

      3. If necessary, select the Make Public check box to create a public tag. If left unselected, a private tag is created.

        When you make a tag public, all users can use that tag. Only the Tag Administrator can publish tags to the public domain.

        Note: This check box is disabled if you chose to create a tag by using the shortcut menu. The new tag that is added is of the same type as that of the parent.

      4. (Optional) In the Description field, add a description of the tag.
      5. Click Add Tag.

        The tag is added to the relevant tag category and assigned to the domain to which you are currently logged in. For example, if you created a public tag, the newly added tag is placed in the Public category. The count is set to zero (0) because you have not assigned this tag to any object.

      Note: You cannot add any tags to the Untagged category.

    When you add a tag, an audit log entry is automatically generated.

    Modified: 2017-12-14