Prerequisites for Installing Confluent Platform with Ansible Playbooks

General requirements

  • Ansible 2.9 or later (on the control node)
  • SSH access between Ansible control nodes and Confluent Platform hosts
  • sudo access for SSH user to all Confluent Platform hosts
  • (Optional) Internet connectivity to pull Confluent Platform software from If without internet access, refer to Set Confluent Platform software installation method for other options.

Supported Operating Systems

Ansible Playbooks for Confluent Platform support the operating systems listed in the operating systems supported by Confluent Platform components, except for those marked as deprecated.

Hardware requirements

Refer to the Confluent Platform component on-premises system requirements.


Refer to the ports used by Confluent Platform components.


Each Confluent Platform component runs under its own user set up during installation. The usernames are prefixed with cp- followed by the component name. For example, cp-kafka and cp-schema-registry. The one exception is that ZooKeeper runs as the cp-kafka user.

Time synchronization

Clock synchronization on each Kafka broker is required to ensure the full system functions correctly. See Time synchronization requirement for details.