How to run kafka-connect-manager

Running locally with docker-compose

In this guide, we use docker-compose to illustrate how to run kafka-connect-manager. To run kafka-connect-manger on a Kubernetes environment see the Installation guide section instead.

kafka-connect-manager docker-compose configuration includes services to run Confluent Kafka (zookeeper, broker and connect) and was based on this example.

Clone the kafka-connect-manager repository:

$ git clone

Start the zookeeper, broker and connect services:

cd tests
docker-compose up zookeeper broker connect

On another terminal session, create a new Python virtual environment and install the kafkaconnect app locally:

$ cd kafka-connect-manager
$ virtualenv -p Python3 venv
$ source venv/bin/activate
$ make update

Using the kafkaconnect tool

See the available commands with the kafkaconnect tool:

$ kafkaconnect --help

Example: Creating an influxdb-sink connector

See the available configuration settings for the influxdb-sink connector with:

$ kafkaconnect create influxdb-sink --help

The following will create an instance of the influxdb-sink connector configured to write three kafka topics t1, t2 and t3 to the mydb InfluxDB database.

$ kafkaconnect create influxdb-sink --database mydb t1 t2 t3
Discoverying Kafka topics...
Validation returned 0 error(s).
Uploading influxdb-sink connector configuration...

$ kafkaconnect config influxdb-sink
  "connect.influx.db": "mydb",
  "connect.influx.error.policy": "THROW",
  "connect.influx.kcql": "INSERT INTO t1 SELECT * FROM t1 WITHTIMESTAMP sys_time();INSERT INTO t2 SELECT * FROM t2 WITHTIMESTAMP sys_time();INSERT INTO t3 SELECT * FROM t3 WITHTIMESTAMP sys_time()",
  "connect.influx.max.retries": "10",
  "connect.influx.password": "",
  "connect.influx.retry.interval": "60000",
  "connect.influx.timestamp": "sys_time()",
  "connect.influx.url": "http://localhost:8086",
  "connect.influx.username": "-",
  "connect.progress.enabled": "false",
  "connector.class": "com.datamountaineer.streamreactor.connect.influx.InfluxSinkConnector",
  "name": "influxdb-sink",
  "tasks.max": "1",
  "topics": "t1,t2,t3"