Splunk® Connect for Kafka

Install and Administer Splunk Connect for Kafka

Install Splunk Connect for Kafka

The below steps have been tested on both Apache Kafka and Confluent platform deployments.

To install Splunk Connect for Kafka, perform the following steps:

  1. Navigate to the Splunk Connect for Kafka repository on github and download the latest splunk-kafka-connect-[VERSION].jar release.
  2. Start your Kafka Cluster and confirm it is running.
    For example, curl http://localhost:8083
  3. (Optional) Create a directory to store your Kafka Connect connectors. This will be used for your plugin.path setting.
  4. Navigate to your /$KAFKA_HOME/config/ directory.
  5. Modify the connect-distributed.properties file to include the below information:
    #Required configurations for Splunk Connect for Kafka
  6. Place the Splunk Connect for Kafka jar file in the plugin.path directory for all Kafka Connect hosts.
  7. Restart your deployment's Kafka Connect services.
  8. Run ./bin/connect-distributed.sh config/connect-distributed.properties to start Kafka Connect.
  9. If this is a new install, create a test topic (for example, perf), and inject events into the topic using the Kafka data-gen-app or the kafka-console-producer.
  10. Run the following command to confirm that Splunk Connect for Kafka has been installed and configured correctly.
    curl http://localhost:8083/connector-plugins The command will return a list of the available connectors. Splunk Connect for Kafka is available if the returned list of available connectors contains com.splunk.kafka.connect.SplunkSinkConnector.

    $KAFKA_HOME is the home directory where your Kafka Connect deployment is located. This could be the same as your Kafka home directory if you are running on a shared system.

Splunk Connect for Kafka commands

Use the following commands to check the status of Splunk Connect for Kafka, to manage connectors, and to manage tasks:

Description Command
List active connectors
curl http://localhost:8083/connectors
Get kafka-connect-splunk connector information
curl http://localhost:8083/connectors/kafka-connect-splunk
Get kafka-connect-splunk connector configuration information
curl http://localhost:8083/connectors/kafka-connect-splunk/config
Delete kafka-connect-splunk connector
curl http://localhost:8083/connectors/kafka-connect-splunk -X DELETE
Get kafka-connect-splunk connector task information
curl http://localhost:8083/connectors/kafka-connect-splunk/tasks
Pause kafka-connect-splunk workers
curl -X PUT "http://localhost:8083/connectors/kafka-connect-splunk/pause

See the Confluent documentation for additional REST examples.

Last modified on 03 June, 2024
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Connect for Kafka: 2.0.9

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