March 26, 2021 / Nirav S
Apache Kafka is an open-source stream-processing software platform developed by the Apache Software Foundation, written in Scala and Java.
Updating System Packages
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
Create a User for Kafka
sudo useradd kafka -m
Add a password to the Kafka user using passwd:
sudo passwd kafka
Next, we need to add the kafka user to the sudo group for it to have sudo privileges that will be required to install Kafka’s dependencies:
sudo adduser kafka sudo
You can now log in to the account, as shown below:
su -l kafka
Download and Extract the Kafka Binaries
mkdir ~/Downloads curl "https://www.apache.org/dist/kafka/2.1.1/kafka_2.11-2.1.1.tgz" -o ~/Downloads/kafka.tgz
Next, we create a directory called kafka
Change our working directory to this directory:
Extract the archive we downloaded using the tar command:
tar -xvzf ~/Downloads/kafka.tgz --strip 1
Configure the Kafka Server
Kafka’s configuration options are specified in the server.properties file. Open this file with nano or your favourite editor:
Add the following line to the bottom of the file to allow us to delete Kafka topics.
delete.topic.enable = true
Save and close the file.
Next, start Kafka with the command below:
sudo systemctl start kafka journalctl -u kafka
The Kafka server listens on port 9092.
To enable Kafka on server boot, issue the command below:
sudo systemctl enable kafka
So we have successfully installed Kafka on the AWS.
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