Confluent Cloud Basics¶
This topic describes some common Confluent Cloud tasks, such as adding and deleting Apache Kafka® clusters, changing your password, viewing billing information, Confluent Cloud resource limits and more.
If you are using Confluent Cloud Enterprise and need to add or delete clusters, contact your account representative.
Monitor cluster activity¶
You can monitor cluster activity and usage from the Clusters page within each of your environments.
To configure Control Center to monitor your Confluent Cloud clusters, see Connecting Control Center to Confluent Cloud.
View and change cluster settings¶
You can view and edit cluster properties in the General tab of the Cluster Settings page. View the cloud type, provider, region, and zone availability details.
Hover on the Cluster ID or Bootstrap server properties to access a Copy to clipboard button for your convenience. Paste these details when you are configuring, running commands, or troubleshooting your cluster.
You can create and delete API keys using the Kafka API keys tab page and also edit key descriptions. For more information, see Resource-specific API keys for Kafka, Schema Registry, or ksqlDB.
Edit a cluster name¶
You can edit the cluster name and view the provider, region, zone, availability, and other details.
Dedicated cluster names currently cannot be changed.
Navigate to the Clusters page for your environment. Select a cluster and then click Cluster settings. The Cluster settings page opens to the General tab.
Click the Edit icon.
Edit the cluster name in Cluster name field and click Save changes. You cannot change any other value.
Delete a cluster¶
Applicable to Confluent Cloud only. If you’re using Confluent Cloud Enterprise, contact your account representative.
Navigate to the Clusters page for your environment, choose a cluster and then select Cluster settings. The Cluster settings page opens to the General tab.
Click Delete cluster.
You are prompted to confirm the deletion.
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, Microsoft Windows, and Linux 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
confluent local services kafka produceand
confluent local services kafka consumecommands with the
--cloud --config <path-to-file>flag.
- The Confluent Cloud CLI requires users to log in with a Confluent Cloud user account.
- All Confluent Cloud CLI traffic is https.
Run this command to install the Confluent Cloud CLI. This command creates a
bin directory in your designated
<path-to-directory>/bin). On Windows, an appropriate Linux environment may need to be installed
in order to have the
sh commands available, such as the
Windows Subsystem for Linux.
The CLI installation location must be in your PATH (e.g.
curl -L --http1.1 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
Change your password¶
From the Administration menu, click Settings -> Reset password.
An email will be sent to the email address associated with the account to reset your password.
View organization bill and ID¶
From the Administration menu, click Billing & payment. The Billing page shows current accrued charges by selected environment and time period (year and month).
Click the Payment details & contacts tab to obtain your Cloud Organization ID, edit your billing information, add an address for tax purposes, or claim a Promo Code.
For more information, see the billing page.
Review resource limits for Confluent Cloud¶
To review a list of resource limits for Confluent Cloud accounts, environments, clusters, and ksqlDB apps, see Resource Limits for Confluent Cloud.