Getting Started

This document describes how to install and configure kafka-tools.


These tools are generally written in Python, and besides a basic installation, you will need the following additional modules:

  • Kazoo

In addition, you will need to run it on a host that has the following:

  • A copy of the Kafka admin tools (including
  • Access to the Zookeeper ensemble for the cluster.
  • SSH access to the Kafka brokers (with credentials preferably loaded into ssh-agent).