Migrate from an existing Confluent cluster to Confluent for Kubernetes

To migrate from a non-Kubernetes Confluent cluster to a Confluent for Kubernetes (CFK) deployment, you would need to perform the following steps:

  1. Deploy a new CFK-managed cluster by following the Deployment workflow.

  2. Move topic data over to the CFK cluster using Cluster Linking.

  3. Migrate clients to produce/consume from the new CFK managed cluster.

  4. Decommission the old cluster.

    Once all operations are confirmed to be working properly, you can then decommission the old cluster.