How to change metadata values?

asked 2017-06-22 13:44:03 -0500

tiger gravatar image

I don't mean add additional metadata tags. Suppose in my metadata catalog I have "peanut=butter". I start a VM with that data. I want to change "butter" to "margarine". From the GUI, it looks like it is only possible to add new metadatas. I want to change the value of an existing metadata. Thanks in advance.

Oh, and a search on metadata brings up tons of unrelated posts but not the answer to "how to change value"

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To change the value of metadata, go to the resource that uses the metadata item, for example a Host Aggregate. That resource has a menu item Update Metadata, where you can change the value.

I am not aware that you can change metadata values that are not attached to a resource.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2017-06-22 20:43:47 -0500 )edit

Metadata catalog documentation is indeed lacking. I am aware of this page. This is your opportunity to become a member of the documentation team and close the gap.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2017-06-22 20:50:55 -0500 )edit

Unfortunately, it didn't work. It was as if once the VM is instantiated, the various meta-data are frozen

tiger gravatar imagetiger ( 2017-07-25 17:08:23 -0500 )edit

While I don't know what doesn't work in your case and what you mean by "frozen", be aware that an instance normally retrieves metadata once when it boots up. You can change metadata on a running instance, but the instance will probably not notice.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2017-07-26 01:25:46 -0500 )edit