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Apache Kafka, A distributed Streaming Platform

This blog will guide 

1 - How to install Zookeeper on Linux/Mac.

2 - How to install Apache Kafka.

3 - Commands to produce and consume message on Kafka.

Installation of ZooKeeper
  • Download latest zoopkeeper from
  • Create opt/sotware folder in user directory, It can be any directory. I have extracted zookeeper  in /Users/ketangote/opt/zookeeper.
  • cd /Users/ketangote/opt/zookeeper/conf
  • cp zoo_sample.cfg zoo.cfg
  • Open zoo.cfg using nano or vi and update data folder location:   dataDir=/Users/ketangote/opt/zookeeper/data
  • Start zookeeper commands: sh start

  • Once zookeeper is started, use below command for verification.
           telnet localhost 2181

  • Stop ZoopKeeper server : stop

Installation Of KAFKA

  • Download latest Kafka
  • Extract folder in /opt folder.It can be any directory.
  • Edit config/ as below listeners=PLAINTEXT://:9099
  • Start serversh bin/ config/
  • Stop server sh bin/ config/

Commands to Produce and Consume message on Kafka

  • Produce a message using below command sh bin/ --broker-list localhost:9099 --topic topic..... Type some messages
  • Consume a message using below command sh bin/ --bootstrap-server localhost:9099 --topic ouput --from-beginningThis will display all message which are produce.


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