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VCS vSphere – Check new notifications stuck on Queued – VMware vCenter Update Manager Check Notification

February 7th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

So if you have a bunch of queued items in your VMware vSphere Client Recent Tasks that say “Check new notifications” initiated by “VMware vCenter Update Manager Check Notification“, there is an easy fix. Here’s what it looks like:

To fix, all you have to do is restart the VMware vCenter Update Manager Service on your VCS server. See below:

You can also do a “net stop vmware-ufad-vci” then a “net start vmware-ufad-vci” as well. Let me know if this works out for you! 🙂

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  1. Tiburon
    March 11th, 2011 at 18:30 | #1

    Thanks for the tip! Restarting that service cleared it up.

  2. March 29th, 2011 at 13:56 | #2

    I hit this one too. Thanks for the post!

  3. March 29th, 2011 at 13:57 | #3

    Don’t forget to use PowerCLI to cancel all of the open tasks:
    get-task -status queued | stop-task

  4. April 26th, 2011 at 18:15 | #4

    Moi aussi. Although when I attempted to restart the service, I got an error 1067. I rebooted the vCenter server and all was well. (this coincided with a need for Windows Activation and an admin password change – been a while since I was using the lab!)

  5. Sam
    August 4th, 2011 at 17:49 | #5

    Thanks! This solved my problem as well, they all cleared up after this.

  6. September 21st, 2011 at 05:56 | #6

    That worked great without a reboot. I like no reboot!!!

  7. Jeff
    November 1st, 2011 at 09:04 | #7

    So how long after restarting the service have people noticed the queued messages go away?

  8. Tim
    November 9th, 2011 at 12:54 | #8

    Thanks — it worked for me, too! I appreciate the tip! I didn’t check it for a little while (maybe a half hour or so), but they were all gone by then!

  9. WCRA
    November 17th, 2011 at 15:47 | #9

    Thanks worked for me too!

  10. November 18th, 2011 at 08:12 | #10

    Yeah it works also for me 🙂 Bloggers rulez the planet 😀

  11. Juan C Munera
    November 22nd, 2011 at 17:06 | #11

    Likely you can combine the two commands like so: “net stop vmware-ufad-vci && net start vmware-ufad-vci” to do it in one shot.

  12. David Dawson
    January 6th, 2012 at 10:05 | #12

    So many sites listed this as a fix. Just wanted to state that I was able to track this down to our vCenter server IP address changing. Long story short I tracked it down due to some other errors I was seeing. I added the old address so that the vCenter Server had both the new and former addresses (both on the same subnet) and this task finally completed.

    I suspect it had something to do with an SSL cert but I’m still trying to untangle that. vCenter works without that nagging error and we’ll go back and find out what went wrong when we changed the IP.

  13. Rich
    February 20th, 2012 at 15:51 | #13

    Worked like a charm. We created a new vCenter and imported the old data but had changed the IP address so this might be a valid reason.

  14. Thomas f
    April 17th, 2012 at 03:26 | #14

    There is an easier fix for this issue than restarting the VUM service

    install the update manager plugin on the Virtual center machine and on the user’s machine that is getting the issue one of the notifications will finished the others will error

  15. November 12th, 2012 at 11:30 | #15

    Easiest vmWare fix I’ve ever researched. Thanks for the fix!

  16. Thomas Bangura
    November 26th, 2012 at 01:46 | #16

    Thanks very much for the restart vcenter update manager services fix. I have had the “check new notifications queued” for 2 weeks. This morning I came to the office and decided to look seriously for a fix. I restarted the services and voila..all the queued messages disappear. Thanks very much, works like magic.

  17. d’uh
    March 13th, 2013 at 21:18 | #17

    Sheesh! forgot to enable the plugin, that was the real fix for me.

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    April 25th, 2013 at 09:17 | #19

    How is it suggested we do this if running the vCentre applicance? Anything short of a reboot?

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  32. Rob
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    This isn’t a fix, it only fixes it until next time so a temporary quick fix. Also, never had this issue until I updated to vCenter and Update Manager 5.5. Anyone that figures out why Update Manager stops responding even though the services are running would be providing great information.

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  36. michael
    August 3rd, 2017 at 05:36 | #36

    Thanks for the solution. It has worked for me on vsphere 6.5

  37. DC
    November 17th, 2017 at 02:04 | #37

    VMware ESXi 5.5 update 9, vCentre Appliance, Update manager services running on Win 2008 R2 server. All is well for 5 – 7 days and then when logging into the vSphere client/web client Tasks are queued and have to stop and restart the service again. As per Rob above does anyone know why the service needs to be restarted even though it is running?

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