The status of tasks recently initiated from vRealize Operations Manager appears in the Recent Task list. You can determine whether a task is finished, still in process, or failed.

The Recent Tasks page reports on logged task events, and the log entries appear in the messages area so that you can troubleshoot failed tasks.

To view the tasks, click Administration in the left pane and click Recent Tasks.

Review the information in the task list to determine if a task is completed or if you need to troubleshoot a failed task. To see the details about a task, select the task in the list and review the associated objects and task messages.

Task List




Exports the selected task to an xml file.

The exported information, which includes the messages, is useful when you are troubleshooting a problem.

Edit Properties

Determines how long the recent task data is retained in your system.

Set the number of days that vRealize Operations Manager keeps the data, after which it is purged from the system. The default value is 90 days.

Status drop-down menu

Filters the list based on the status value.

All Filters

Filters the list based the selected column and the provided values.

Filter (Object Name)

Limits the tasks in the list to those matching the entered string.

All searches processed as 'contains' the entered string. For example, if you enter vm, then objects such as vm001 and acctvm_east are included.


Name of the task.

For example, Set CPU Count for VM.


Current state of the task.

Possible states include the following values:

Completed. Task completed successfully on the target objects.

In Progress. Task is running on the target objects.

Failed. Task failed to run on the target objects. If the task started, the reasons might include a faulty script, a script times out, actions are not taken. If the task did not start and immediately reports failed, the reasons might include that the task could not start or the script could was not found. If the task was not initiated on the target object, it might be because of communication or authentication errors.

Maximum Time Reached. Task is running past the amount of time that is the default or configured value. To determine the current status, you must troubleshoot the initiated action.

Not Dispatched. The action adapter was not found.

Started. Task is initiated on the object.

Unknown. There was an error running the action, but the error was not captured in the task logs. To further investigate this status, check the vRealize Operations Manager support logs for the Python Remediation vCenter Adapter, available in the Administration area, and check the target system.

Started Time

Date and time when the task started.

Completed Time

Date and time when the task finished.

A completed date does not appear if the task failed or if the maximum timed out is reached.

Object Name

Object on which the task was started.

Object Type

Type of object on which the task was started.

Source Type

Authentication source that the user who started the task used when accessing vRealize Operations Manager.

Submitted By

Name of the user who initiated the task.

Task ID

ID generated when the task, which included one or more actions, was started.

The task ID is unique for the task for each adapter. If a task includes tasks that ran using two adapters, you see two task IDs.

If the task is a delete snapshot action, two task IDs are generated; one for the retrieve snapshots based on date task, and one for the delete selected snapshots task.

The Associated Objects are the objects on which the selected task ran.

Associated Objects for Selected Task Details



Object Name

Detailed list of objects that are included in the task selected in the tasks list.

If the task ran on only one object, the list includes one object. If the task ran on multiple objects, each object is listed on a separate row.

Object Type

Type of object for each object name.


Current state of the task.

The Messages are the log of the task as it ran. You use the logs to identify problems is the task does not finish successfully.

Messages for Selected Task Details

Severity drop-down menu

Limits the messages based on the Severity value.

Filter (Message)

Limits the message in the list to those matching the entered string.

All searches processed as 'contains' the entered string. For example, if you enter id, then messages that contain 'Task ID' and the phrase 'did not complete' are included.


Message level in the logs.

The severity includes the following values:

Information. Messages added to logs as the task is processed.

Error. Messages generated during a task failure.


Date and time the entry was added to the log.


Text of the log entry.

Use the information in the message to determine why a task failed, and to begin troubleshooting and resolving the failure.

Unless you sort the columns, the messages appear with the most recent entry at the top of the list.