Using Multiple conf files

I am new to influx/telegraf. Currently I have telegraf working with a single telegraf.conf file in the /etc/telegraf directory. I’d like to simplify the conf a little bit by making multiple conf files, outputs.conf, ipmi-inputs.conf, vsphere.conf. I have divided up my working telegraf.conf into these files and put them in the /etc/telegraf.d directory. Does the /etc/telegraf/telegraf.conf need to be removed? Do I need to specify telegraf to look in the /etc/telegraf.d for the conf files?

We still actually require /etc/telegraf/telegraf.conf to exist, even though it is possible for it to be completely empty. Usually I leave the [agent] section in this file and place all plugins in telegraf.d.

The deb and rpm are setup to start the telegraf service with --config-directory /etc/telegraf/telegraf.d by default, but if you are running by hand you will need to specify this option.