How to Install Kafka on Ubuntu/Linux in Hadoop

Apache Kafka is a open source stream-processing software application developed by Apache Foundation. Here simple steps for Installation in Ubuntu\Linux operating system on Hadoop Eco system

Step 1: First step Download the Kafka tar ball from Apache Mirrors from apache official website

Place If we need a specific hadoop directory  create and copy the Kafka tar ball into that directory.

Step 2: After download the kafka tar ball Extract the tar ball using below command:

tar -xzvf kafka_2.10-

After extracting Apache Kafka you got Kafka Folder(Directory) including lib files and configuration files.

Step 3: After extraction Kafka tar ball we see Kafka directory 

Will need Apache kafka update the kafka home and path variables in .bashrc file follow below step simply.

Step 4: Update the KAFKA_HOME & PATH variable in bashrc file:

Step 5: After bashrc changes, open a new terminal and check the bashrc changes using ‘ echo $KAFKA_HOME  ‘ command

Apache Kafka majorly messaging system like Producers are process that publish data into Kafka topics to Consumers with the brokers. Consumer of  topics pulls the message off a topic.

After completed of Kafka Installation successfully will go to start and stop Kafka broker using below simple commands


Apache Kafka home directory and execute the command:


How to stop Kafka broker through the below command :


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