Generally you would want to create an eventtype (some particular search, could just be
index="your_index" and then set
tag_name=enabled for that eventtype in tags.conf.
Both eventtypes and tags are search time operations, and so this config only needs set on whatever instance you are searching from.
Please let me know if this answers your question! 😄
Makes sense, just not working. I have an app on my license manager, and put an eventtypes.conf and a tags.conf and restarted it. The eventtype is recognized, but I can't find the tag.
search = index=network
costBU = GNS
When I look for tags in the gui, they don't appear. I'm doing this as admin.
Correct, that enables the tag. Once set, and splunk is reloaded/restarted, when you run searches you'll find the tag field show up for any events that match that eventtype, and therefore that tag.
You can also directly search for a tag, i.e.
tag="costBU" OR tag="GNS"