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Install and Configure Confluent Platform (Kafka) in AWS EC2 Instance RHEL 8

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Install and Configure Confluent Platform (Kafka) in AWS EC2 Instance RHEL 8

In this article, I'm gonna show you how to install and configure a self-manage Confluent Platform in the AWS EC2 instance.

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The Confluent Platform is a stream data platform that enables you to organize and manage massive amounts of data that arrive every second at the doorstep of a wide array of modern organizations in various industries, from retail, logistics, manufacturing, and financial services, to online social networking. 

It contains all the components you need to create a scalable data platform built around Apache Kafka and they offer both Managed Cloud and a Self-Managed Confluent Platform.

In this article, I'm gonna show you how to install and configure a self-manage Confluent Platform in the AWS EC2 instance.

Prerequisites

  • Redhat 8 Linux - EC2 Instance in AWS
    • Open JDK 8 installed
    • wget installed
  • SSH Client (I'm using Git Bash https://gitforwindows.org/)

Instructions

1. Make sure that the EC2 instance is up and running.

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2. To access the EC2 instance using Git bash as the SSH client, Execute the command ssh -i <PEM file> ec2-user@<Public DNS>

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3. Make sure the OpenJDK 8 is installed, you can verify it using the command java -version.

If you don't have it, you can download and install by executing sudo yum install java-1.8.0-OpenJDK-devel

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4. Next, download and install the wget library in the RHEL boxwe need this command to allow us to download the tar file of the Confluent Platform from the EC2 instance.

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5. Go to https://www.confluent.io/download, download the Self-Managed Software

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6. Copy the download link from the Browser's Download Manager.

We will download the tar file using wget from the EC2 instance

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7.  Execute the command wget https://packages.confluent.io/archive/5.5/confluent-5.5.0-2.12.tar.gz in the Root directory to download the source.

Run the ls command once the download the completed, you should see the confluent-5.5.0-2.12.tar.gz file

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8. Extract the confluent-5.5.0-2.12.tar.gz  by executing the command tar-xvzf confluent-5.5.0-2.12.tar.gz

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9. Once we have the confluent platform source extracted in the root directory, we need to create a new environment variable CONFLUENT_HOME and add it to the environment PATH variable. 

Execute the below command:

export CONFLUENT_HOME=<path-to-confluent>

export PATH=$PATH:$CONFLUENT_HOME/bin

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10. Start the services by executing the confluent local start

To check the status, run the confluent local status

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11. Before we can access the Confluent Control Center, we need to make sure that a Custom TCP for port 9021 is added in the Security Group as inbound rules of the AWS EC2 instance.

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12. Take note of the Public IP or the Public DNS, this will be the hostname when accessing the Confluent Control Center HTTP://<host name>:9021

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12. Open the Browser for HTTP://<Public IP>:9021

You should be able to access and view the Confluent Control Center

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That's it. An easy to follow step if you are planning to install a self-managed Confluent Platform to your RHEL or CentOS box.

I hope this helps!

Topics:
aws ec2 ,cloud ,confluent ,kafka ,redhat ,streaming ,tutorial

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