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Another task is already in progress !!! Vmware 6.5

Guys, I am having an issue with another task is already in process, i am not able to stop, reset, sutdown and move the systems.

there are many KB articles on this issues but nothing is working out any idea??

Thanks

Yoonus

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Without any details (which you have not posted), there is no way to give you helpful advice. Please post what's going on in your environment in detail.

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I am getting only this message on system, if there is another supporting message i should have tried to solve..

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root@geevm01:~] vim-cmd vmsvc/power.shutdown 42

(vim.fault.TaskInProgress) {

   faultCause = (vmodl.MethodFault) null,

   faultMessage = <unset>,

   task = 'vim.Task:haTask-42-vim.VirtualMachine.createScreenshot-205968370'

   msg = "Received SOAP response fault from [<cs p:03ce4848, TCP:localhost:80>]: shutdownGuest

Another task is already in progress."

}

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I am getting only this message on system

What does this mean?

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I said  i am getting only ""Another task is already in progress !" 

only this message

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Check the ESXi host. Is there a task in progress from the tasks list? The host seems to think so.

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i have cheked  all the way

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And have you seen this article?

VMware Knowledge Base

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i have gone through all these

Collecting information about tasks in VMware ESXi_ESX (1013003).

Powering on a virtual machine from the command line when the host cannot be managed using vSphere Client (1038043)

Unable to power off the virtual machine in an ESXi host (1014165)

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Is this error coming on vCenter , then stop all services and start gain check .

in case it is from esxi , you may check the running all process and find the process related the VM and kill that .

RAJESH RADHAKRISHNAN VCA -DCV/WM/Cloud,VCP 5 - DCV/DT/CLOUD, ,VCP6-DCV, EMCISA,EMCSA,MCTS,MCPS,BCFA https://ae.linkedin.com/in/rajesh-radhakrishnan-76269335 Mark my post as "helpful" or "correct" if I've helped resolve or answered your query!
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Just had the same issue on 6.7 U2

Issue was a failed instance of a vmware tool upgrade. Unmounting vmware tools installer resolved my issue.

Right-click on VM

Guest OS >  Unmount Vmware tools installer

Thanks

Tom