Preparation for cluster expansion

Before we expand the cluster, and in preparation for a later exercise (reassigning partitions) we are going to create a topic on the pre-resized cluster, so we can then reassign partitions after.

  1. Create a topic

    You will be using the kafka native tools for this, not the AWS cli.

    We are going to create a topic with 10 partitions, 3 replicas.

     /home/ec2-user/kafka/bin/ --create --zookeeper $MYZK --topic test10 --partitions 10 --replication-factor 3

    This will create a topic that we will use to highlight rebalancing partitions after cluster expansion

  2. Now you can move on to expanding your cluster