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  • How to Configure TIBCO® Messaging Quasar - Powered by Apache Pulsar? with Kafka on Pulsar in a Kubernetes Environment


    Bill Mclane

    The purpose of this document (Download pdf file from resources  )and included Kubernetes support package (Download zip file from resources)is to provide a guide to install, configure, and run Apache Pulsar with Kafka (KOP) in a Kubernetes Environment.   Following the instructions provided in this document and using the specified supported versions of products and components, users can run the above mentioned Apache Pulsar components in a supported fashion running using Kubernetes. 

    This document will outline:

    • Configuring a Kubernetes cluster for Quasar. The Kubernetes Container can be configured on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), Google Kubernetes Engine (GK), Red Hat OpenShift (OC), or a generic Kubernetes environment. 
    • Downloading the Pulsar Protocol handler for Kafka  (nar) from Stream Native
    • Creating multiple Docker® images for the  Quasar Core, where the containers will be hosted in a Docker Registry
    • Creating persisted volumes for Zookeeper, Bookkeeper, and the Broker
    • Configuring and creating Kubernetes containers based on the Docker images for the individual components
    • Downloading and configuring the Grepp Labs Kafka Proxy and configuring it in Kubernetes
    • Configuring Load Balancer(s) in Kubernetes to access Quasar
    • Ensuring Quasar is instrumented (JMX) for TIBCO Message Monitor with the Quasar extension.

    Support Product and Component Versions:

    • TIBCO Messaging Quasar - Powered by Apache Pulsar 2.9.1-1 or later (TIBCO Distribution)
    • StreamNative pulsar-protocol-handler-kafka v2.9.2.
    • The most current version of Grepp Labs kafka-proxy is used. Nothing specific is required to download the kafka-proxy Docker image for GitHub. The Kubernetes yaml file will download it from GitHub when it is applied in Kubernetes. 
    • Docker Community/Enterprise Edition should be the most recent version.
    • Kubernetes 1.22 or Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.8. Recommend latest versions of the container platform 
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.9 (or comparable OS) or newer
    • TIBCO Messaging Monitor version 1.0 or newer (optional)

    Prerequisites:

    • Kubernetes concepts, installation, and administration
    • Kubernetes CLI, kubectl
    • Apache Pulsar configuration
    • Apache Kafka configuration
    • TIBCO Msgmon (optional)

    how_to_configure_tibco_quasar_with_kop_in_a_kubernetes_environment.pdf

    tibapd_kubernetes_files_kop.zip


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