Manual Install using ZIP and TAR Archives

This topic provides instructions for installing a production-ready Confluent Platform configuration in a multi-node environment with a replicated ZooKeeper ensemble.

With this installation method, you connect to every node manually, download the archive, and run the Confluent Platform installation commands.

Important

You must complete these steps for each node in your cluster.

Prerequisites
Before installing Confluent Platform, your environment must have the following software and hardware requirements.

Get the Software

  1. Go to the downloads page and choose your archive package or download directly by using curl.

    Confluent Platform
    • ZIP

      curl -O http://packages.confluent.io/archive/5.3/confluent-5.3.0-2.12.zip
      
    • TAR

      curl -O http://packages.confluent.io/archive/5.3/confluent-5.3.0-2.12.tar.gz
      
    Confluent Platform using only Confluent Community components
    • ZIP

      curl -O http://packages.confluent.io/archive/5.3/confluent-community-5.3.0-2.12.zip
      
    • TAR

      curl -O http://packages.confluent.io/archive/5.3/confluent-community-5.3.0-2.12.tar.gz
      
  2. Decompress the file. You should have these directories:

    Folder Description
    /bin/ Driver scripts for starting and stopping services
    /etc/ Configuration files
    /lib/ Systemd services
    /logs/ Log files
    /share/ Jars and licenses
    /src/ Source files that require a platform-dependent build

Configure Confluent Platform

Tip

You can store passwords and other configuration data securely by using the confluent secret commands. For more information see Secrets.

Configure Confluent Platform with the individual component properties files. By default these are located in <path-to-confluent>/etc/. You must minimally configure the following components.

ZooKeeper

These instructions assume you are running ZooKeeper in replicated mode. A minimum of three servers are required for replicated mode, and you must have an odd number of servers for failover. For more information, see the ZooKeeper documentation.

  1. Navigate to the ZooKeeper properties file (/etc/kafka/zookeeper.properties) file and modify as shown.

    tickTime=2000
    dataDir=/var/lib/zookeeper/
    clientPort=2181
    initLimit=5
    syncLimit=2
    server.1=zoo1:2888:3888
    server.2=zoo2:2888:3888
    server.3=zoo3:2888:3888
    autopurge.snapRetainCount=3
    autopurge.purgeInterval=24
    

    This configuration is for a three node ensemble. This configuration file should be identical across all nodes in the ensemble. tickTime, dataDir, and clientPort are all set to typical single server values. The initLimit and syncLimit govern how long following ZooKeeper servers can take to initialize with the current leader and how long they can be out of sync with the leader. In this configuration, a follower can take 10000 ms to initialize and can be out of sync for up to 4000 ms based on the tickTime being set to 2000ms.

    The server.* properties set the ensemble membership. The format is

    server.<myid>=<hostname>:<leaderport>:<electionport>
    
    • myid is the server identification number. There are three servers that each have a different myid with values 1, 2, and 3 respectively. The myid is set by creating a file named myid in the dataDir that contains a single integer in human readable ASCII text. This value must match one of the myid values from the configuration file. You will see an error if another ensemble member is already started with a conflicting myid value.
    • leaderport is used by followers to connect to the active leader. This port should be open between all ZooKeeper ensemble members.
    • electionport is used to perform leader elections between ensemble members. This port should be open between all ZooKeeper ensemble members.

    The autopurge.snapRetainCount and autopurge.purgeInterval have been set to purge all but three snapshots every 24 hours.

  2. Navigate to the ZooKeeper log directory (e.g., /var/lib/zookeeper/) and create a file named myid. The myid file consists of a single line that contains the machine ID in the format '<machine-id>'. When the ZooKeeper server starts up, it knows which server it is by referencing the myid file. For example, server 1 will have this myid value.

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Kafka

In a production environment, multiple brokers are required. During startup brokers register themselves in ZooKeeper to become a member of the cluster.

Navigate to the Apache Kafka® properties file (/etc/kafka/server.properties) and customize the following:

  • Connect to the same ZooKeeper ensemble by setting the zookeeper.connect in all nodes to the same value. Replace all instances of localhost to the hostname or FQDN (fully qualified domain name) of your node. For example, if your hostname is zookeeper:

    zookeeper.connect=zookeeper:2181
    
  • Configure the broker IDs for each node in your cluster using one of these methods.

    • Dynamically generate the broker IDs: add broker.id.generation.enable=true and comment out broker.id. For example:

      ############################# Server Basics #############################
      
      # The ID of the broker. This must be set to a unique integer for each broker.
      #broker.id=0
      broker.id.generation.enable=true
      
    • Manually set the broker IDs: set a unique value for broker.id on each node.

  • Configure how other brokers and clients communicate with the broker using listeners, and optionally advertised.listeners.

    • listeners: Comma-separated list of URIs and listener names to listen on.
    • advertised.listeners: Comma-separated list of URIs and listener names for other brokers and clients to use. The advertised.listeners parameter ensures that the broker advertises an address that is accessible from both local and external hosts.

    For more information, see Production Configuration Options.

  • Configure security for your environment.

Control Center

  1. Navigate to the Control Center properties file (/etc/confluent-control-center/control-center-production.properties) and customize the following:

    # host/port pairs to use for establishing the initial connection to the Kafka cluster
    bootstrap.servers=<hostname1:port1,hostname2:port2,hostname3:port3,...>
    # location for Control Center data
    confluent.controlcenter.data.dir=/var/lib/confluent/control-center
    # the Confluent license
    confluent.license=<your-confluent-license>
    # ZooKeeper connection string with host and port of a ZooKeeper servers
    zookeeper.connect=<hostname1:port1,hostname2:port2,hostname3:port3,...>
    

    This configuration is for a three node multi-node cluster. For more information, see Control Center configuration details. For information about Confluent Platform licenses, see Managing Confluent Platform Licenses.

  2. Navigate to the Kafka server configuration file (/etc/kafka/server.properties) and enable Confluent Metrics Reporter.

    ##################### Confluent Metrics Reporter #######################
    # Confluent Control Center and Confluent Auto Data Balancer integration
    #
    # Uncomment the following lines to publish monitoring data for
    # Confluent Control Center and Confluent Auto Data Balancer
    # If you are using a dedicated metrics cluster, also adjust the settings
    # to point to your metrics Kafka cluster.
    metric.reporters=io.confluent.metrics.reporter.ConfluentMetricsReporter
    confluent.metrics.reporter.bootstrap.servers=localhost:9092
    #
    # Uncomment the following line if the metrics cluster has a single broker
    confluent.metrics.reporter.topic.replicas=1
    
  3. Add these lines to the Kafka Connect properties file (/etc/kafka/connect-distributed.properties) to add support for the interceptors.

    # Interceptor setup
    consumer.interceptor.classes=io.confluent.monitoring.clients.interceptor.MonitoringConsumerInterceptor
    producer.interceptor.classes=io.confluent.monitoring.clients.interceptor.MonitoringProducerInterceptor
    

Start Confluent Platform

Install Confluent Platform by using Kafka CLI commands.

Tip

ZooKeeper, Kafka, and Schema Registry must be started in this specific order, and must be started before any other components.

  1. Start ZooKeeper. Run this command in its own terminal.

    <path-to-confluent>/bin/zookeeper-server-start <path-to-confluent>/etc/kafka/zookeeper.properties
    
  2. Start Kafka. Run this command in its own terminal.

    <path-to-confluent>/bin/kafka-server-start <path-to-confluent>/etc/kafka/server.properties
    
  3. Start Schema Registry. Run this command in its own terminal.

    <path-to-confluent>/bin/schema-registry-start <path-to-confluent>/etc/schema-registry/schema-registry.properties
    
  4. Start other Confluent Platform components as desired.

    • Control Center

      <path-to-confluent>/bin/control-center-start <path-to-confluent>/etc/confluent-control-center/control-center.properties
      
    • Kafka Connect

      <path-to-confluent>/bin/connect-distributed <path-to-confluent>/etc/schema-registry/connect-avro-distributed.properties
      
    • Confluent REST Proxy

      <path-to-confluent>/bin/kafka-rest-start <path-to-confluent>/etc/kafka-rest/kafka-rest.properties
      
    • KSQL

      <path-to-confluent>/bin/ksql-server-start <path-to-confluent>/etc/ksql/ksql-server.properties
      

Uninstall

  1. Remove the Confluent directory. For example, if you have Confluent Platform 5.3.0 installed:

    rm -rf confluent-5.3.0
    
  2. Remove the Confluent Platform data files.

    rm -rf /var/lib/<confluent-platform-data-files>
    

Next Steps

Try out the Confluent Platform Quick Start.