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Kafka Monitoring Stack for Docker Compose (Prometheus / Grafana) GitHub issues GitHub Repo stars

This repository demonstrates how to use Prometheus and Grafana for monitoring an Apache Kafka cluster.


Getting Started

1. Clone the Kafka Monitoring Suite repository.

$ git clone
$ cd kafka-monitoring-stack-docker-compose

2. Start Confluent/Kafka cluster.

Deploy one of the provided docker-compose stack:

Note: Depending on your network speed, this may take few minutes to download all images.

Single Zookeeper/Kafka with Prometheus/Grafana

Start/Stop with:

$ ./
$ ./

# or directly
$ docker-compose -f  zk-kafka-single-node-stack.yml up -d
$ docker-compose -f  zk-kafka-single-node-stack.yml down

Single Zookeeper / Multiple Kafka with Prometheus/Grafana

$ docker-compose -f  zk-kafka-multiple-nodes-stack.yml up -d
$ docker-compose -f  zk-kafka-multiple-nodes-stack.yml down

Single Zookeeper/Kafka with Prometheus/Grafana (SASL/PLAINTEXT)

$ ./
$ ./

Single Zookeeper / Multiple Kafka with Prometheus/Grafana (SASL/PLAINTEXT)

$ docker-compose -f  zk-kafka-multiple-nodes-secured-stack.yml up -d
$ docker-compose -f  zk-kafka-multiple-nodes-secured-stack.yml down

Full Stack (single node Kafka Cluster)

Start/Stop with:

$ ./
$ ./

# or directly
$ docker-compose -f  zk-kafka-single-node-full-stack.yml up -d
$ docker-compose -f  zk-kafka-single-node-full-stack.yml down

3. Create Topic.

Create demo-topic with 6 partitions and 3 replicas.

$ docker exec -it kafka101 \
kafka-topics \
--create \
--partitions 6 \
--replication-factor 3 \
--topic demo-topic \
--bootstrap-server kafka101:29092

4. Produce messages.

Open a new terminal window, generate some message to simulate producer load.

$ docker exec -it kafka101 \
kafka-producer-perf-test \
--throughput 500 \
--num-records 100000000 \
--topic demo-topic \
--record-size 100 \
--producer-props bootstrap.servers=kafka101:29092

5. Consume messages.

Open a new terminal window, generate some message to simulate consumer load.

$ docker exec -it kafka101 \
kafka-consumer-perf-test \
--messages 100000000 \
--timeout 1000000 \
--topic demo-topic \
--reporting-interval 1000 \
--show-detailed-stats \
--bootstrap-server kafka101:29092

6. Open Grafana.

Open your favorite web browser and open one of the provided Grafana dashboards :

  • Kafka Cluster / Global Health Check


  • Kafka Cluster / Performance


  • Kafka Cluster / Zookeeper Connections

  • Kafka Cluster / JVM & OS

  • Kafka Cluster / Hard disk usage

  • Kafka Cluster / Topic Logs


Accessing Grafana Web UI

Grafana is accessible at the address : http://localhost:3000

Security are :

  • user : admin

  • password : kafka

Accessing Prometheus Web UI

Prometheus is accessible at the address : http://localhost:9090


Any feedback, bug reports and PRs are greatly appreciated!


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This project provides Docker compose files to deploy an Apache Kafka platform with a monitoring stack using Prometheus and Grafana