2. Configure Kafka

Use the following procedure to configure Kafka.

  1. By default, Kafka is installed at /usr/hdp/

  2. Verify the values of the following configuration properties in the server.properties file:


Table 20.1. Kafka Configuration Properties

Kafka Configuration Property



Each Kafka broker requires a unique integer as an identifier. The default value is 0.


The port to which the Kafka socket server listens. The default value is 9092.


Comma-separated list of directories where Kafka log files are stored. The default value is /tmp/kafka-logs.


The hostname or IP address of the host running Zookeeper and the port to which Zookeeper listens. The default value is localhost:2181.


The number of hours to wait before a Kafka log file is eligible for deletion. The default value is 168 hours (7 days).

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