Canceling a task stops a running task from occurring. Canceling a scheduled task does not cancel subsequent runs. To cancel a scheduled task that has not run, reschedule it.
Before you begin
Open a vSphere Client session to a vCenter Server.
About this task
You can only cancel a subset of tasks by using the vSphere Client.
Appropriate permissions on the host where the task is running
- Locate the task in the Recent Tasks pane of the Status Bar.
By default, the Status Bar is displayed at the bottom of the vSphere Client. If it is not visible, select .
- Right-click the appropriate task and select Cancel.
If the cancel option is unavailable, the selected task cannot be canceled.
The vCenter Server system or ESXi host stops the progress of the task and returns the object to its previous state. The vSphere Client displays the task with a Canceled status.