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How to Rock Apache Kafka with a cheat-sheet

02 May,2019 by Rambler

This Apache Kafka cheat sheet covers regularly used commands across different deployments of Apache Kafka.  

--view error logs on Confluent  Kafka

confluent log connect tail -f

--How to retrieve broker properties from a client

step 1 - Enter zookeeper shell 

zookeeper-shell localhost:2181

step 2 -

get /brokers/ids/0

--Check Confluent Current

confluent current

--Check Confluent version

confluent version

--List Connectors currently loaded

confluent status connectors

--List Kafka topics

/bin/kafka-topics --zookeeper localhost:2181 --list

--Delete a Kafka topic

bin/kafka-topics --zookeeper localhost:2181/chroot --delete --topic my_topic_

--Set error logging to DEBUG level
edit $(confluent_home)/etc/kafka/


restart Connect

--List configured Connectors

curl localhost:8083/connectors

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