vCenter 6.0 Services Randomly Crashing then Recovers

Our vCenter server is running version 6.0 Build 5318200 on a Windows 2012 R2 platform from time to time we having been having issues where the vcenter server will crash leaving a core dump, then recover. It can happen at any time of the day nor active specific. I did open a case with VMware support and they came back with the follow after review all logs. I find it hard to believe that cluster imbalance would cause vCenter to crash

it seems the cluster is inblanced now. There is either a lack cpu or storage for it blance out.
There are a lot of vm's that stats are not valid for. I would also look into upgrading vcenter to 6.0 u3D 7462485 and check into the inblanced on the cluster. I am thinking once that can get worked out and upgraded it should be good.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Anything on Windoze of late is a nightmare....vCenter Server is not the stablest of code on Windoze!

I would upgrade though to the latest, if the upgrade works that is...

My bet is the database is corrupted somewhere, a table or history, events... might be worth dropping all the events and tasks
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compdigit44Author Commented:
Thank you for your great advise as always. Is there anyway to check to DB corruption like you mentioned?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Not easily, other than dropping tables, or flushing tables you don't need, Events and Tasks!

Problem is that the structure and design of the database, has not really kept up with growth of hosts and VMs!

and 6.x, is now incredibly noisy....

you could run in standalone mode, and see what causes it to crash.... if it's everyday, everyhour
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