Updated: September 21, 2017

Welcome to the documentation for the DC/OS Apache Kafka. For more information about new and changed features, see the release notes.

DC/OS Apache Kafka is an automated service that makes it easy to deploy and manage Apache Kafka on Mesosphere DC/OS, eliminating nearly all of the complexity traditionally associated with managing a Kafka cluster. Apache Kafka is a distributed high-throughput publish-subscribe messaging system with strong ordering guarantees. Kafka clusters are highly available, fault tolerant, and very durable.

DC/OS Kafka gives you direct access to the Kafka API so that existing producers and consumers can interoperate. You can configure and install DC/OS Kafka in moments. Multiple Kafka clusters can be installed on DC/OS and managed independently, so you can offer Kafka as a managed service to your organization.


DC/OS Kafka offers the following benefits of a semi-managed service:

  • Easy installation
  • Multiple Kafka clusters
  • Elastic scaling of brokers
  • Replication for high availability
  • Kafka cluster and broker monitoring


DC/OS Kafka provides the following features:

  • Single-command installation for rapid provisioning
  • Multiple clusters for multiple tenancy with DC/OS
  • High availability runtime configuration and software updates
  • Storage volumes for enhanced data durability, known as Mesos Dynamic Reservations and Persistent Volumes
  • Integration with syslog-compatible logging services for diagnostics and troubleshooting
  • Integration with statsd-compatible metrics services for capacity and performance monitoring

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Configuring DC/OS Access for Kafka

This topic describes how to configure DC/OS access for Kafka. Depending on your security mode, Kafka requires service authentication for access to DC/OS. Security mode Service Acco...