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Kafka

Kafka is a wicked fast and reliable message queue.

Overview

Kafka solves the problem of having multiple data sources sending into the same pipeline. It acts as a staging area to allow Logstash to keep up with things.

Management

Services

Kafka is deployed as a systemd unit, called kafka. Normal systemd procedures apply here:

sudo systemctl start kafka
sudo systemctl status kafka
sudo systemctl stop kafka
sudo systemctl restart kafka

It can also be managed using the rockctl command.

Directories

etc/kafka/server.properties - primary config file