NSX-T Tags with 0 Virtual Machines Assigned cannot be deleted
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NSX-T Tags with 0 Virtual Machines Assigned cannot be deleted

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Article ID: 326340

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Products

VMware NSX Networking

Issue/Introduction

Symptoms:
  • NSX-T 3.0.x version is used.
  • NSX-T Tags created from the menu "Inventory" > "Tags" cannot be deleted. When the Tag is removed from all Virtual Machines, the Tag is not deleted and appears with 0 Virtual Machines assigned.
  • When all Virtual Machines are un-assigned from a Tag created implicitly (by adding a new Tag to a Virtual Machine directly) from the menu "Inventory" > "Tags" > "Edit" > de-select all Virtual Machines, the Tag is not deleted and appears with 0 Virtual Machines assigned.
  • A Tag created implicitly (by adding a new Tag to a Virtual Machine directly) is automatically deleted when the Tag is removed from all Virtual Machines from the menu  "Inventory" > "Virtual Machines" > "Edit"


Environment

VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.x
VMware NSX-T Data Center

Cause

For the two scenarios mentioned in the Symptoms section, Tags with  0 Virtual Machine assigned to will be automatically deleted after 5 days. There is no manual way to delete those Tags.

Resolution

Currently, there is no resolution.


Workaround:
Tags with 0 Virtual Machine assigned will be automatically deleted after 5 days.
If you wish to reduce this time, contact VMware Support and file a Support Request (refer to KB article "How to file a Support Request in Customer Connect" https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2006985)