When you try to take a clone or vmotion or snapshot or backup of vmware vm, you will have a following error message:
“Another task is already in progress”
SSH to the respective host and issue the following commands:
1. To get a list of VMs on the host:
You will find the VMID for the corresponding VMs.
2. To get a list of tasks associated with a specific virtual machine
vmware-vim-cmd vmsvc/get.tasklist VMID
The output is similar to:
Note: task_identifier = haTask-112-vim.VirtualMachine.createSnapshot-5353
3. To get information about the status of a particular task:
vmware-vim-cmd vimsvc/task_info task_identifier
The output is similar:
queueTime = “2016-05-28T01:29:35.233835Z”,
startTime = “2016-05-28T01:29:35.234891Z”,
completeTime = ,
eventChainId = 45326866,
In the above output, you will see the completeTime = , then we will need to clear this task:
4. Apply the following command to clear the tasks:
service mgmt-vmware restart service vmware-vpxa restart
That’s it, now you will be able to vmotion or snapshot.
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