confluent kafka cluster create


Create a Kafka cluster.

Note: You cannot use this command to create a cluster that is configured with AWS PrivateLink. You must use the UI to create a cluster of that configuration.

confluent kafka cluster create <name> [flags]


    --cloud string            REQUIRED: Specify the cloud provider as "aws", "azure", or "gcp".
    --region string           REQUIRED: Cloud region ID for cluster (use "confluent kafka region list" to see all).
    --availability string     Availability of the cluster. Allowed Values: single-zone, multi-zone. (default "single-zone")
    --type string             Type of the Kafka cluster. Allowed values: basic, standard, dedicated. (default "basic")
    --cku int                 Number of Confluent Kafka Units (non-negative). Required for Kafka clusters of type 'dedicated'.
    --encryption-key string   Encryption Key ID (e.g. for Amazon Web Services, the Amazon Resource Name of the key).
    --context string          CLI context name.
    --environment string      Environment ID.
-o, --output string           Specify the output format as "human", "json", or "yaml". (default "human")

Global Flags

-h, --help            Show help for this command.
    --unsafe-trace    Equivalent to -vvvv, but also log HTTP requests and responses which may contain plaintext secrets.
-v, --verbose count   Increase verbosity (-v for warn, -vv for info, -vvv for debug, -vvvv for trace).


Create a new dedicated cluster that uses a customer-managed encryption key in AWS:

confluent kafka cluster create sales092020 --cloud "aws" --region "us-west-2" --type "dedicated" --cku 1 --encryption-key "arn:aws:kms:us-west-2:111122223333:key/1234abcd-12ab-34cd-56ef-1234567890ab"

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