Removing stuck task – Running Nutanix AHV

I happened to run into a problem where one of my Nutanix tasks refreshing the Life Cycle Management inventory just stopped progressing.

All the sub-tasks had either completed or failed but the parent task was still stuck as a “running” task; not progressing at all.
To make sure it actually was stuck, I gave it plenty of time to either finish or time-out but that never happened. Not being in a hurry, I let it run for more than a week before I started digging into how to actually remove the task.

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