If you accidentally start an operation before applying or reviewing all necessary settings, you can stop the task in progress.

By default, the Recent Tasks panel is displayed at the bottom of the portal. When you start an operation, for example to create a virtual machine, the task is displayed in the panel.


The Recent Tasks panel must be open.


  1. Start a long-running operation.
    Long-running operations are operations such as creating a virtual machine or a vApp, power operations performed on virtual machines and vApps, and so on.
  2. In the Recent Tasks panel, click the Cancel icon (Cancel Icon).
  3. In the Cancel Task dialog box, confirm that you want to cancel the task by clicking OK.


The operation stops.