Confluent Cloud Basics¶
This topic describes some common Confluent Cloud tasks.
- Confluent Cloud
From the Clusters page, click Create cluster.
- Confluent Cloud Enterprise
- Contact Confluent at https://www.confluent.io/cloud-contact.
From the Administration menu, click Status & settings.
For more information, see the billing information in the FAQ.
Confluent Cloud only. If you’re using Confluent Cloud Enterprise, contact your sales representative to delete clusters.
From the Clusters page, click your cluster name and click Change settings.
Type the name of your cluster and click Continue.
Monitor Cluster Activity¶
You can monitor cluster activity and usage from the cluster landing page. The read, write, and storage capacity for each cluster in your account is shown. The metrics available are provisioned, peak, and average throughput capacity.
If your cluster is reaching its peak storage capacity for sustained durations, consider increasing the capacity.
Install the Confluent Cloud CLI¶
You can use the Confluent Cloud CLI to administer your Confluent Cloud cluster. The Confluent Cloud CLI is supported for macOS, Linux, and Unix-based operating systems.
- The Confluent Cloud CLI only supports basic produce or consume operations. For example, you cannot pass in a
properties file using the Confluent Cloud CLI. This means you cannot set other
configuration properties or produce with keys. For advanced produce or consume operations, use the
use the Confluent CLI
confluent local produceand
confluent local consumecommands with the
--cloud --config <path-to-file>flag.
- The Confluent Cloud CLI requires users to log in with a Confluent Cloud user account.
- The Confluent Cloud CLI is interactive and does not support scripting.
Run this command to install the Confluent Cloud CLI. This command creates a
bin directory in your designated
The CLI installation location must be in your PATH (e.g.
curl -L https://cnfl.io/ccloud-cli | sh -s -- -b /<path-to-directory>/bin
Download and install the raw binaries by platform.
Run this command to log in to your Confluent Cloud cluster.
Your output should resemble:
Enter your Confluent credentials: Email: email@example.com Password: Logged in as firstname.lastname@example.org Using environment t118 ("default")
Run this command to view your cluster.
ccloud kafka cluster list
Your output should resemble:
Id | Name | Provider | Region | Durability | Status +-------------+-------------------+----------+-------------+------------+--------+ lkc-emmox | My first cluster | gcp | us-central1 | LOW | UP lkc-low0y | My second cluster | gcp | us-central1 | LOW | UP
Run this command to designate the active cluster.
ccloud kafka cluster use lkc-emmox
Verify installation by typing
ccloudin your terminal.
You should see Confluent Cloud CLI usage information:
Welcome to the Confluent Cloud CLI Usage: ccloud [command] Available Commands: api-key Manage API keys completion Output shell completion code environment Manage and select ccloud environments help Help about any command kafka Manage Kafka login Login to Confluent Cloud logout Logout of Confluent Cloud service-account Manage service accounts update Update ccloud version Print the ccloud version Flags: -h, --help help for ccloud -v, --verbose count increase output verbosity --version version for ccloud