The next release of CDH includes Apache Kafka as part of the core package. The documentation for the next release includes improved contents for how to set up, install, and administer your Kafka ecosystem. To see a pre-release of the new documentation, see the Cloudera Enterprise 6.0.x Apache Kafka Guide. We look forward to your feedback on both the existing and new documentation.
Installing, Migrating and Upgrading CDK Powered By Apache Kafka
Minimum Required Role: Cluster Administrator (also provided by Full Administrator)
Also review the Kafka Product Compatibility Matrix. See http://www.cloudera.com/documentation/enterprise/latest/topics/pcm_kafka.html