From the VMware Cloud Director Tenant Portal, you can view the list of recent tasks, together with their details and status. In addition, you can also see the list of all tasks.

By default, the Recent Tasks panel is displayed at the bottom of the tenant portal and contains a list of the tasks that have been recently run. Active tasks that have subtasks display also the current active subtask and the subtask status. When you start an operation, for example to create a virtual machine, the task is displayed in the panel. In case you minimize the Recent Tasks panel, you still see the number of running or failed recent tasks. You can always open the Recent Tasks panel again by clicking the double arrows.

The tasks view lists all tasks and shows when tasks were run, and whether they were successfully completed. This view is the first step for troubleshooting problems in your environment. The tasks view contains long running operations, such as virtual machine or vApp creation.


  1. In the top navigation bar, click Monitor and Tasks.
    The list of all tasks displays, together with the time the task was run, and the status of the task. Active tasks that have subtasks display also the current active subtask and the subtask status.
  2. Click the editor icon (Grid Editor) to change the details you want to view about the tasks.
  3. (Optional) To view the task details, click the name of the task.

    The task details include information such as the reason for the failure, when the task has failed, and so on.

    Detail Description
    Operation Name of the performed operation.
    Job ID ID of the task.
    Type The object on which the task was performed. For example, if you created a virtual machine, the type is vm.
    Organization Organization name.
    Status Status of the task, such as Succeeded, Running, or Failed.
    Initiator User who started the operation.
    Start time Date and time when the operation started.
    Completion time Date and time when the operation succeeded or failed.
    Service namespace Service name, such as
    Details Reason for the failure of the task. For example, if you try to create a snapshot of a virtual machine, and the operation fails, because the storage is insufficient, the task details are of the type: The requested operation will exceed the VDC's storage quota: storage policy "*" has 8,693 MB remaining, requested 41,472 MB.