vCenter 6 + Large D:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\data\core

On my Windows 2012 R2 vCenter 6 server I noticed my D:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\data\core has 20+ compress zip files about 1GB each and taking up a lot of space on my server? What are these files and can older one be removed? I have research online by not find a clear answer to my question
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
VMware ESXi Dump Collector service! (part of vCenter Server Services)

as per post...

these ESXi core dumps
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Do you have the Dump Collector Service installed, this is where core dumps are stored.

So answering your questions, these ESXi core dumps, and yes they can be deleted, or archived if you need to refer to them later.
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compdigit44Author Commented:
I do not have dump collector installed that I know of...

Are these dump files crashes from my vCenter server or host?
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Mr TorturConnect With a Mentor System EngineerCommented:
Hi,
in case you need to configure it differently :
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&externalId=2002954

and more information :
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1032051

Also you should better use vCSA (vcenter linux appliance) rather than Windows vCenter, as it will be removed soon in next releases.
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compdigit44Author Commented:
Thank you both for the great information
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