Write a few Events into the Topic
After you create a topic, populate the topic with one or more events that you want to stream.
A Kafka client communicates with the Kafka brokers via the network for writing or reading events. Once received, the brokers will store the events in a durable and fault-tolerant manner for as long as you need.
- You have created a Kafka topic.
Run the console producer client to write a few events into your topic. By
default, each line you enter will result in a separate event being written to
$ kafka-console-producer --topic quickstart-events --broker-list <hostname>:9092 This is my first event This is my second eventYou can stop the producer client with
Ctrl-Cat any time.
Optionally, write more messages to the topic.
For more Kafka command-line tools, see Kafka Command Line Tools.