Known Issues in Streams Messaging

Learn about the known issues in Streams Messaging clusters, the impact or changes to the functionality, and the workaround.


Learn about the known issues and limitations in Kafka in this release:

Known Issues

Topics created with the kafka-topics tool are only accessible by the user who created them when the deprecated --zookeeper option is used
By default all created topics are secured. However, when topic creation and deletion is done with the kafka-topics tool using the --zookeeper option, the tool talks directly to Zookeeper. Because security is the responsibility of ZooKeeper authorization and authentication, Kafka cannot prevent users from making ZooKeeper changes. As a result, if the --zookeeper option is used, only the user who created the topic will be able to carry out administrative actions on it. In this scenario Kafka will not have permissions to perform tasks on topics created this way.
Use kafka-topics with the --bootstrap-server option that does not require direct access to Zookeeper.
Certain Kafka command line tools require direct access to Zookeeper
The following command line tools talk directly to ZooKeeper and therefore are not secured via Kafka:
  • kafka-reassign-partitions
The offsets.topic.replication.factor property must be less than or equal to the number of live brokers
The offsets.topic.replication.factor broker configuration is now enforced upon auto topic creation. Internal auto topic creation will fail with a GROUP_COORDINATOR_NOT_AVAILABLE error until the cluster size meets this replication factor requirement.
Requests fail when sending to a nonexistent topic with auto.create.topics.enable set to true
The first few produce requests fail when sending to a nonexistent topic with auto.create.topics.enable set to true.
Increase the number of retries in the producer configuration setting retries.
Custom Kerberos principal names cannot be used for kerberized ZooKeeper and Kafka instances
When using ZooKeeper authentication and a custom Kerberos principal, Kerberos-enabled Kafka does not start. You must disable ZooKeeper authentication for Kafka or use the default Kerberos principals for ZooKeeper and Kafka.
KAFKA-2561: Performance degradation when SSL Is enabled
In some configuration scenarios, significant performance degradation can occur when SSL is enabled. The impact varies depending on your CPU, JVM version, Kafka configuration, and message size. Consumers are typically more affected than producers.
Configure brokers and clients with = SHA1PRNG. It often reduces this degradation drastically, but its effect is CPU and JVM dependent.
OPSAPS-43236: Kafka garbage collection logs are written to the process directory
By default Kafka garbage collection logs are written to the agent process directory. Changing the default path for these log files is currently unsupported.


Collection of Partition Level Metrics May Cause Cloudera Manager’s Performance to Degrade

If the Kafka service operates with a large number of partitions, collection of partition level metrics may cause Cloudera Manager's performance to degrade.

If you are observing performance degradation and your cluster is operating with a high number of partitions, you can choose to disable the collection of partition level metrics.
Complete the following steps to turn off the collection of partition level metrics:
  1. Obtain the Kafka service name:
    1. In Cloudera Manager, Select the Kafka service.
    2. Select any available chart, and select Open in Chart Builder from the configuration icon drop-down.
    3. Find $SERVICENAME= near the top of the display.
      The Kafka service name is the value of $SERVICENAME.
  2. Turn off the collection of partition level metrics:
    1. Go to Hosts > Hosts Configuration.
    2. Find and configure the Cloudera Manager Agent Monitoring Advanced Configuration Snippet (Safety Valve) configuration property.
      Enter the following to turn off the collection of partition level metrics:
      Replace [KAFKA_SERVICE_NAME] with the service name of Kafka obtained in step 1. The service name should always be in lower case.
    3. Click Save Changes.

Schema Registry

Learn about the known issues in Schema Registry in this release.

CDPD-24415: SchemaRegistry RAZ NoClassDefFoundError
You cannot upload the custom serializer JAR files for Schema Registry when Ranger RAZ is enabled.

Streams Messaging Manager

Learn about the known issues in Streams Messaging Manager in this release.

OPSAPS-59553: SMM's bootstrap server config should be updated based on Kafka's listeners

SMM does not show any metrics for Kafka or Kafka Connect when multiple listeners are set in Kafka.

SMM cannot identify multiple listeners and still points to bootstrap server using the default broker port (9093 for SASL_SSL). You would have to override bootstrap server URL (hostname:port as set in the listeners for broker) in the following path:

Cloudera Manager > SMM > Configuration > Streams Messaging Manager Rest Admin Server Advanced Configuration Snippet (Safety Valve) for streams-messaging-manager.yaml > Save Changes > Restart SMM.

OPSAPS-59597: SMM UI logs are not supported by Cloudera Manager

Cloudera Manager does not support the log type used by SMM UI.

View the SMM UI logs on the host.
OPSAPS-59828: SMM cannot connect to Schema Registry when TLS is enabled

When TLS is enabled, SMM by default cannot properly connect to Schema Registry.

As a result, when viewing topics in the SMM Data Explorer with the deserializer key or value set to Avro, the following error messages are shown:
  • Error deserializing key/value for partition [***PARTITION***] at offset [***OFFSET***]. If needed, please seek past the record to continue consumption.
  • Failed to fetch value schema versions for topic : '[***TOPIC**]'.
In addition, the following certificate error will also be present the SMM log:
  • PKIX path building failed:...
Additional security properties must be set for SMM.
  1. In Cloudera Manager, select the SMM service.
  2. Go to Configuration.
  3. Find and configure the SMM_JMX_OPTS property.
    Add the following JVM SSL properties:

Streams Replication Manager

Learn about the known issues in Streams Replication Manager in this release:

CDPD-22089: SRM does not sync re-created source topics until the offsets have caught up with target topic
Messages written to topics that were deleted and re-created are not replicated until the source topic reaches the same offset as the target topic. For example, if at the time of deletion and re-creation there are a 100 messages on the source and target clusters, new messages will only get replicated once the re-created source topic has 100 messages. This leads to messages being lost.
CDPD-14019: SRM may automatically re-create deleted topics
If auto.create.topics.enable is enabled, deleted topics are automatically recreated on source clusters.
Prior to deletion, remove the topic from the topic whitelist with the srm-control tool. This prevents topics from being re-created.
srm-control topics --source [SOURCE_CLUSTER] --target [TARGET_CLUSTER] --remove [TOPIC1][TOPIC2]
CDPD-13864 and CDPD-15327: Replication stops after the network configuration of a source or target cluster is changed
If the network configuration of a cluster which is taking part in a replication flow is changed, for example, port numbers are changed as a result of enabling or disabling TLS, SRM will not update its internal configuration even if SRM is reconfigured and restarted. From SRM’s perspective, it is the cluster identity that has changed. SRM cannot determine whether the new identity corresponds to the same cluster or not, only the owner or administrator of that cluster can know. In this case, SRM tries to use the last known configuration of that cluster which might not be valid, resulting in the halt of replication.
The internal topic storing the configuration of SRM can be deleted. After a restart SRM will re-create and re-populate it with the configuration data loaded from its property file. The topic is hosted on the target cluster of the replication flow. The topic name is: mm2-configs.[SOURCE_ALIAS].internal. However, changing a replicated cluster's identity is generally not recommended.
SRM Cannot Replicate ACLs to or from Kafka Clusters that are Configured with Sentry
When Sentry contains Kafka authorization policies for any ConsumerGroup resource, SRM cannot replicate authorization rules from one Kafka cluster to another in environments where Sentry is enabled. This is due to a Kafka resource conversion error in Sentry. For more information regarding the underlying Sentry issue, see SENTRY-2535 and the Kafka known issues in CDH Known Issues.
Disable authorization policy synchronization in SRM. This can be achieved by setting the sync.topic.acls.enabled property to false.