Sunday, December 31, 2017

Oracle Linux - start Apache Kafka as service

In a previous post I showcased how to run Apache Kafka on Oracle Linux. This was intended as an example for testing purposes, the downside of this example was that you needed to start Zookeeper and Kafka manual. Adding it to the startup scripting of your Oracle Linux system makes sense. Not only in a test environment, also in a production environment (especially) you want to have Kafka started when you boot your machine. The below code snippet can be used for this.

You have to remember that, after you place this in /etc/init.d, you have to use chkconfig to add it as a service and you have to use the service command to start it for testing. 
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