Marc_P
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Can't Edit Scheduled Task - VMware vCenter Update Manager Check Notification

Hi

 

I have recently upgraded from vCentre Windows Server 6.7 to VCSA 7.0.1.

 

I'm getting hourly emails from the scheduled task "VMware vCenter Update Manager Check Notification". So I'd thought I'd just go in and remove my email address from the task. However when I try and do that nothing happens when I click Edit. I've tried different browsers but that has not helped.

Anyone have any suggestions how I can edit this task and remove my email?

 

Thanks,

 

 

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Chann1905
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This setting is carried from previous version of vCenter. However, you can go to Menu > lifecycle manager > Settings > Administration > Patch Downloads. You can change email setting for patch download task but notification setting is not available. You can also delete that notification task if you want or u can set a rule in your email to block emails with that subject. Changing just the notification task(send email) for VUM is not available now.

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ReVog
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Hello

I do have exactly the same issue. Were you able to fix it?

@Chann1905 what do you mean by "you can also delete that notification tasks"? Do you mean removing the check mark in the settings? And the option of setting a rule to block such mails must be a joke, right :-)?

Regards Reto

 

UPDATE:

found the following KB article and it seems this is related and bugged since 6.5 :-S

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/77202

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this scheduled tasks are visible in vsphere-client but not editable.

you must go to update manager home -> setting to change them

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ReVog
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Yes I've seen that. But as described in the mentioned KB the settings (like email) do not get applied correctly to this scheduled tasks. Will try it now by removing the Email by postgres statement

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Chann1905
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This KB is correct. But when I tried stopping vpxd, removing the email from DB, starting vpxd, it again pops up there. So , it did not removed the email.

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komanek
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Hi,

after migration from Windows-based vCenter 6.5u3 tu VCSA 7.0u1 I observe the same issue: uneditable task "VMware vSphere Update Manager Check Notification" is sending an annoying e-mail every hour. In my case, there are 4 scheduled tasks defined at the root level of vCenter site tree:

daily: VMware vSphere Update Manager Update Download
hourly: VMware vSphere Update Manager Check Notification
daily: VMware vSphere Lifecycle Manager HCL Validation
daily: Automatic compliance check

What exactly is the purpose of the hourly task "VMware vSphere Update Manager Check Notification", what functionality will be missing if I delete it?

I also tried to edit the task parameters via PowerCLI by removing notification e-mail address or changing the periodicity from 1 to 24 hours - both resulted in a blushed error (task name) "reconfigure scheduled task" -> (status) "the operation is not allowed in the current state" after each run. Restoring the original values in task configuration reverted to non-error behavior, so it seems to me something is trying to reconfigure the task to its original values after each run, if there are some non-default values.

Thanks for comments,

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