From the System Status page of the SDDC Manager Dashboard, you can work with the SDDC Manager workflows and tasks. A task is a unit of work that changes the state of a resource. A workflow is a long-running group of tasks that perform an overall goal, such as creating a workload domain.

On the System Status page, you can see the total count of workflows and tasks at a glance, as well as a listing of tasks by state: new, running, failed, resuming, and successful. As a result, you have immediate knowledge of their progress.





On the System Status page, you can filter the displayed workflow and task counts according to the time frame within which they were reported. You can use the View Details link to drill-down for details on the workflows and their tasks.

Workflow Details

When you click the View Details link, the Workflows page displays and lists all of the workflows that have been reported by the SDDC Manager software. In this page, you can:

  • Search for a workflow in the list.

  • Filter the displayed workflows list by the workflow state and time frame.

  • Expand a workflow to see the number of tasks it has and how many in each state: new, running, successful, or failed.

  • If a workflow is in a failed state because a task has failed, you can have the software attempt to restart the workflow. On the Workflows page, the Restart Workflow button is available for a workflow that is in a failed state. To access the Restart Workflow button on the Workflows page, expand the failed workflow to where you can see its description and how many subtasks are successful and then click Restart Workflow next to that workflow.

Task Details

When you expand a workflow in the list on the Workflows page, the View Sub Tasks link is available to see detailed information about each of the tasks involved in that workflow. When you click View Sub Tasks for a particular workflow, a page displays that lists the tasks involved in that workflow. In the page, you can:

  • Search for a task in the list.

  • Filter the displayed workflows list by the workflow state and time frame.

  • Expand a task to examine he available underlying details, if any, about that task.