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In this section, we provide a closer look at how to run a Confluent Platform cluster on Docker. If you are looking for a simple tutorial, you should refer instead to the quickstart guide.

We will cover the following topics:

  • Montoring: How to set up monitoring with JMX, as well as recommendations for extending the images to use other monitoring solutions.
  • Logging: Using log4j in a Docker setup.
  • Networking: Bridge and host networking (including caveats for each)
  • Mounting External Volumes: This is important when running Kafka Brokers and ZooKeeper on Docker, as they require a persistent filesystem.