Add topics to a cluster. You can add a topic with default settings, or add a
topic with customized settings.
All Topics page
To access the All Topics page, click the cluster from the navigation bar and click
Topics from the cluster submenu.
Use the All Topics page to:
- View a summary of topics for a cluster.
- Search for topics.
- Show or hide internal topics.
- Add a topic to a cluster.
- Sort the columns in the Topics table.
- Navigate to other features for topics by clicking the linked topic name:
All Topics page in Control Center
Availability (under-replicated partitions, out of sync followers and observers)
and Throughput (bytes per second produced and consumed) details are shown for each topic.
Topics Overview page
To access the topics Overview page:
- Select a cluster from the navigation bar and click the Topics menu.
- In the Topics table, click the topic name link
All Topics page. The Overview page automatically opens after adding a
Use the Overview page to:
- View a topic overview with a health rollup.
- Drill into topic metric metrics by
clicking the Production, Consumption, or Availability panels.
- Search for partitions by partition ID.
- View partition, replica placement, offset, and partition size details.
Topics Overview clickable metrics panels
Navigate to another feature for a topic by clicking the
or Configuration tabs.
Add a topic with custom settings
On the customize settings form, a variety of other settings are
available. This is not an exhaustive list,
but the most commonly modified settings are available. After a topic has been
created, further modification of topic settings can be
done using the Edit Settings form.
Select a cluster from the navigation bar and click the Topics menu.
The All Topics page opens.
Click Add a Topic.
Enter a unique topic name.
The topic name and the number of partitions cannot be edited after
the topic has been saved. To learn more about topic configuration
overrides, creating and deleting topics on the
command line, and changing the replication factor,
Kafka Operations Post-Deployment.
Select or type a custom number of partitions.
Click Customize Settings.
New Topic with Customized Settings
The Topic Summary panel shows a summary of values that will be used to
create the topic. If a dashed line (- -) is shown under a configuration
option, that setting will inherit the cluster default.
Make your additional selections or changes to the custom settings.
(Optional) To edit Expert Settings when adding a topic, select
Manually configure other topic configuration options.
Click Save & create. To return to the create with defaults form without
customizing settings, click Back before saving.