Overview of Kafka Operations

This guide shows you how to manage an Apache Kafka® cluster.

Here, we will cover three main topics:

  • Deploying your cluster to production, including best practices and important configuration that should (or should not!) be changed
  • Performing post-deployment logistics, such as a rolling restart or backup of your cluster
  • Monitoring your cluster’s vital statistics, understanding which behaviors are normal and which should be cause for alarm, and interpreting various stats provided by Kafka

If you’re just getting started with Confluent Platform and Kafka, see also Kafka Basics on Confluent Platform and Apache Kafka Quick Start.

The following topics are included in this guide: