vSphere tasks are activities and actions that occur on an object within the vSphere inventory. View TasksTasks represent system activities that do not complete immediately, such as migrating a virtual machine. For example, powering off a virtual machine is a task. You can perform this task manually every evening, or you can set up a scheduled task to power off the virtual machine every evening . Schedule TasksYou can schedule tasks to run once in the future or multiple times, at a recurring interval.