Create an outage from a task You can create an outage from within a task record, such as a problem. Before you beginRole required: itil Procedure Navigate to the task record. Right-click the form header and select Create Outage. Complete the Outage form. (Optional) To indicate that the outage is just beginning, click the Begin Outage Now related link. The Begin date field is populated with the current date and time. Click Update. What to do nextWhen the outage ends, open the record and enter the End date and time. You can also click the End Outage Now to populate the field with the current date and time.