Troubleshooting Stuck Processes in Clarity PPM

Document ID : KB000129918
Last Modified Date : 05/04/2019
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This document provides some tips on aiding in troubleshooting process stuck/hung issues as well as links to KBs on known causes.

Restart the BG Service

  • If all processes are stuck, restarting the BG service can help resolving the issues. On Demand/SaaS customers, please open a case with Broadcom support for assistance on this step.

Tips for optimizing performance health of processes:

1. Delete old processes in the Done or Aborted state.
2. Retry or Abort and Delete old processes in the Error state.
See more details in the following tech tip: CA Clarity Tuesday Tips - Process Maintenance

Related KBs on process stuck issues:

Click on the KB ID to be taken to the related KB with more details


Knowledge Article Description


Processes Stuck in Ready to Evaluate Pre or Post-Condition


How to cleanup processes in Aborting State


Idea Approval Process Stuck at Review Step in PPM Clarity


Process stuck and not progressing with ODF-0022: Invalid expression. Re-evaluate the OBS Expression


When Should BG services be restarted? (Includes if Processes instances are not executing/running)


Procesess that use GEL are getting stuck in PPM Clarity


Process gets stuck in the Pending Retry status after clicking the Retry button in the messages screen

If Broadcom support assistance is needed:

The below details that can aid support in troubleshooting stuck process issues:
1. Is it ts just certain processes that are stuck? 
2. Do out of the box processes run okay? 
Tip: You can check Administration-Processes->Initiated, and filter on Status of Error in case the processes are erroring versus stuck.
  • If you click on the icon on the Messages column, it will give more details of the error, and sometimes give you the ability to correct the issue from there. (Example, if there's no one to assign an action item to in the process, it gives a reassign link).
  • Some objects give specific details as to where the issue is located, example Timesheets. 
3. Do jobs appear to be running okay?  
4. If On Premise, please provide a copy of the bg-ca.logs and bg-system.logs for the time frame the issue occurred. 
5. Screen shots of the 2 below pages: 
  • Administration->Data Administration->Process Engine page 
    • On Premise customers can also run the following query and send the results: 
select * from BPM_RUN_PROCESS_ENGINES order by heart_beat desc
  • From the Process Engine Page, click on the link to the process engine and take a screen shot of that page as well