How to Install Kafka on Fedora CoreOS Latest

Kafka is a distributed messaging system that is widely used for its high throughput, low latency, fault tolerance, and scalability. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Kafka on Fedora CoreOS Latest.


Before we proceed with the installation of Kafka, we first need to ensure that the following prerequisites are met:

Step 1: Download Kafka

To download Kafka, you can visit the official website at Under the "Quick Start" section, click the download link for the latest stable release.

Alternatively, you can use the following command to download Kafka from the command line:


Step 2: Extract Kafka

Once Kafka has been downloaded, navigate to the directory where the file was downloaded and extract it using the following command:

tar -xzf kafka_2.12-2.8.0.tgz

This will extract Kafka into a directory named kafka_2.12-2.8.0.

Step 3: Configure Kafka

In order to configure Kafka, we need to modify the configuration file located in the config directory of the Kafka installation. Open the file using the following command:

vi kafka_2.12-2.8.0/config/

Make the following changes to the configuration file:


Replace <hostname> with the hostname of your machine.

Step 4: Start the Kafka Server

To start the Kafka server, navigate to the Kafka installation directory and run the following command:

bin/ config/

Kafka will start and begin listening on the specified port.

Step 5: Verify the Kafka Installation

To verify that Kafka has been successfully installed, you can create a topic and publish a message to it using the following commands:

bin/ --create --zookeeper <hostname>:2181 --replication-factor 1 --partitions 3 --topic test

bin/ --broker-list <hostname>:9092 --topic test

Enter your message and hit Ctrl+D to publish it.

You can then consume the message using the following command:

bin/ --bootstrap-server <hostname>:9092 --topic test --from-beginning

If you see the message that you published, this indicates that Kafka has been successfully installed on your system.


By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you should now have Kafka installed and running on your Fedora CoreOS Latest system. Kafka is a powerful messaging system that can be used for a wide range of applications, and we hope that this tutorial has helped you to get started with using Kafka on your own system.

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