CDH 6 includes Apache Kafka as part of the core package. The documentation includes improved contents for how to set up, install, and administer your Kafka ecosystem. For more information, 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)

The steps required to install or upgrade Kafka vary based on the version of Cloudera Manager you are using. This section describes several possible installation and upgrade scenarios. Before you install, review the Release Notes, particularly:

Also review the Kafka Product Compatibility Matrix. See http://www.cloudera.com/documentation/enterprise/latest/topics/pcm_kafka.html