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Automating vROps Tagging with Python: Simplify Your Resource Management using Python


In today’s fast-paced digital world, automation is key to improving productivity and efficiency. One area where automation can be particularly useful is in managing resources in vRealize Operations (vROps), VMware’s comprehensive operations management platform. With its powerful API and extensive Python libraries, it’s possible to create Python scripts to interact with vROps, automate tasks, and streamline workflows. One such use case is assigning tags to resources in vROps. In this article, we will explore how to create a Python script to assign tags to vROps resources and the benefits it can bring to your organization. So, let’s get started!

To assign tags in vRealize Operations (vROps) using a Python script, you can use the vROps REST API.

Replace <vrops-server> with the hostname or IP address of your vROps server, and vm-1234:5678 with the ID of the object you want to tag (e.g., a vSphere VM ID).

This script assumes that you have a tag category named “Environment” and that you want to assign the tag “MyTag” in that category. If you want to use a different tag category or tag name, modify the tag_category and tag_name variables accordingly. You may also need to modify the authentication credentials and the verify parameter in the requests calls, depending on your vROps setup.

import requests
import json

# Set up authentication credentials

user = 'username'
password = 'password'
base_url = 'https:///suite-api'

# Define the object to tag (in this example, a vSphere VM)

resource_id = 'urn:vmomi:VirtualMachine:vm-1234:5678'

# Define the tag to assign

tag_name = 'MyTag'
tag_category = 'Environment'

# Build the REST API URL

url = f'{base_url}/tags/attachedtags/resources/{resource_id}'

# Get the current list of tags for the object

response = requests.get(url, auth=(user, password), verify=False)
tags = json.loads(response.content)

# Check if the tag already exists

tag_exists = False
for tag in tags:
if tag['tag']['name'] == tag_name and tag['tag']['category']['name'] == tag_category:
tag_exists = True
# If the tag doesn't exist, create it
if not tag_exists:
# Get the ID of the tag category
response = requests.get(f'{base_url}/tags/categories', auth=(user, password), verify=False)
categories = json.loads(response.content)
category_id = None
for category in categories['categories']:
if category['name'] == tag_category:
category_id = category['identifier']
if not category_id:
raise ValueError(f'Tag category {tag_category} not found')
# Create the new tag
tag_data = {
    'resourceId': resource_id,
    'tag': {
        'name': tag_name,
        'category': {
            'identifier': category_id
response =, auth=(user, password), json=tag_data, verify=False)
if response.status_code != 200:
    raise ValueError(f'Failed to create tag: {response.content}')

print(f'Tag {tag_name} created for resource {resource_id}')
print(f'Tag {tag_name} already exists for resource {resource_id}')

I hope this article has provided you with valuable insights into how to get started with Python scripting in vROps, and we encourage you to explore more possibilities with this powerful platform.

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