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  • How to Configure Apache Kafka on Azure AKS

    Bill Mclane

    The purpose of this document and included Kubernetes support package is to provide a guide to install, configure, and run Apache Kafka in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) using Docker and Kubernetes Container Platform.   Following the instructions provided in this document and using the specified supported versions of products and components, users can run Apache Kafka in a supported fashion running in Azure using Kubernetes. 

    This document will outline:

    • Configuring the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) for Apache Kafka
    • Configuring the Azure Container Registry (ACR) for the Docker® image registry
    • Creating multiple Docker images for the Apache Kafka Core, where the containers will be hosted in ACR
    • Creating persisted volumes for Kafka and Zookeeper
    • Configuring and creating Kubernetes containers based on the Docker images for the individual components
    • Configuring Load Balancer(s) in Azure to access Apache Kafka

    Support Product and Component Versions:

    • Apache Kafka Distribution - Core 2.7.0-1 or later
    • Docker Community/Enterprise Edition most recent version
    • Kubernetes 1.18.10 or later
    • Msgmon 1.0



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