Running a grid task

You might need to run a grid task manually to complete some maintenance procedures.

Before you begin

About this task

Under normal circumstances, the grid tasks required for maintenance procedures appear in the Pending table automatically and are run automatically. However, in some cases, you might need to run a pending grid task manually.
Attention: Do not run a grid task unless you are instructed to do so by technical support or by the specific instructions for another procedure.

If the Pending table includes grid tasks from multiple provisioning revisions, you must run grid tasks from the earliest revision (lowest revision number) first. If there is an active grid task currently listed with a status of Error, do not run any other grid tasks until either the problem is resolved and the grid task begins running again or the grid task is aborted.


  1. Select Grid.
  2. Select primary Admin Node > CMN > Grid Tasks.
  3. Click Configuration > Main .
  4. Under Actions, select Start for the grid task you want to run.
    Note: If there is an error after starting and the grid task updates to a status of Error, the grid task continuously retries until it completes successfully or is aborted.
  5. Click Apply Changes.
    The grid task moves from the Pending table to the Active table. You must wait for the page to refresh before the change is visible. Do not submit the change again. The grid task continues to run until it completes or you pause or abort it. When the grid task completes successfully, it moves to the Historical table with a Status of Successful.
    Note: The Configuration page does not update automatically. To monitor the progress of a grid task, go to the Overview page. Then, if necessary, go back to the Configuration page to make changes.