Installing Apache Kafka on Centos 6.5

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How to install Apache Kafka locally or VMWare or Amazon EC2

This is a guide to installing Apache Kafka locally or VMWare or Amazon EC2 instance. Apache Kafka installation is very straight forward. This installation is based on building kafka from source (there might be a better way of installing kafka, through an existing rpm maybe)

Requirements

  • java 1.7 (assumed installed)
  • centos 6.5 (assumed installed)
  • zookeeper-3.4.5 (assumed installed)
  • supervisord (assumed installed)
  • kafka 0.8.1.1 (http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.apache.org/kafka)
  • sbt

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