Metadata Management in Kafka¶
Metadata storage and leader elections for Apache Kafka® have traditionally handled by ZooKeeper, but as of Confluent Platform 7.5, ZooKeeper is deprecated for new deployments.
You should now use KRaft mode for new deployments.
- For more details on what KRaft is, see KRaft Overview
- For hardware requirements and how to configure and monitor KRaft see Configure KRaft in Production
- For steps to migrate from ZooKeeper to KRaft (Early access), see Migrate from ZooKeeper to KRaft (EA)
- For how to configure ZooKeeper for production use, see Configure ZooKeeper for Production