Prerequisites for Installing Confluent Platform with Ansible Playbooks¶
- Ansible 2.9 or later (on the control node)
- SSH access between Ansible control nodes and Confluent Platform hosts
sudoaccess for SSH user to all Confluent Platform hosts
- (Optional) Internet connectivity to pull Confluent Platform software from packages.confluent.io. 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.
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-schema-registry. The one exception is that ZooKeeper runs as
Clock synchronization on each Kafka broker is required to ensure the full system functions correctly. See Time synchronization requirement for details.