I am using the vsphere plugin and have a dashboard in Grafana similar to [this](https://snapshot.raintank.io/dashboard/snapshot/lTQyCA4FP5uVzcpDbPV4BCuXAuEBA12s?orgId=2) (capacity summary widget) where my datastore metrics are displayed. Recently, after updating telegraf to 1.10.0 I started to notice that after a while, the dashboard would be empty. A simple restart of telegraf doesn't fix the issue but if I go and uncomment

    ## Datastores
     datastore_metric_include = [] ## if omitted or empty, all metrics are collected
    # datastore_metric_exclude = [] ## Nothing excluded by default
    # datastore_instances = false ## false by default for Datastores only

and restart telegraf, it starts working again but only briefly. After a while, it stops again so I will go back and now this time, comment

    #  datastore_metric_include = [] ## if omitted or empty, all metrics are collected

and restart and the metrics are restored but again, only briefly. I am not sure if this is a bug since my skill level doesn't allow me to further troubleshoot and send in a bug report.

I've been using this dashboard for quite some time and only after the update I noticed this behavior.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

[Grafana](https://grafana.com/) v6.0.1
InfluxDB shell version: 1.7.4

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