Create an Apache Kafka® cluster


    During the trial period, you can create clusters with up to 8 cores, 32 GB RAM, and 400 GB storage. If you need to raise the quotas, don't hesitate to contact our support.

    1. Go to the console.

    2. Select Clusters from the list of services on the left.

      1. Click Create cluster in the upper-right corner of the page.

      2. Select Apache Kafka®.

      3. Choose a provider and a region.

      4. Specify the resources settings:

        1. Under Resources:

          • Select a preset for CPU and RAM.

          • Specify your Storage capacity.

            When you increase your storage capacity, it's available for use immediately after you submit the new configuration. However, the whole process of modifying your storage volume may take from minutes to hours, depending on the volume increase applied. For example, a volume of 1 TB in size typically takes up to six hours to modify.


            After you increase your Storage capacity, please wait at least six hours per 1 TB to modify it again.

          • Select the Number of Zones. The number of zones is multiplied by the number of brokers and determines the number of hosts.

          • Specify the number of Brokers per zone.

      5. Under Basic settings:

        • Enter the cluster Name, for example, Quickstart-cluster.

        • Select the version of Apache Kafka® for your cluster from the Version drop-down list. For most clusters, we recommend using the latest version.

      6. Under NetworkingVPC, specify in which DoubleCloud VPC to locate your cluster. Use the default value in the previously selected region if you don't need to create this cluster in a specific network.

      7. Under Advanced settings:

        • Enable the Data encryption (Note that it's enabled by default) to encrypt your cluster's storage. We use the LUKS specification and KMS to encrypt data.
      8. Click Submit.

    Your cluster will appear with the Creating status on the Clusters page in the console. Setting everything up may take some time. When the cluster is ready, it changes its state to Alive.


    The DoubleCloud service creates the superuser admin and its password automatically. You can find both the User and the Password in the Overview tab on the cluster information page.

    You can find the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) in the Hosts tab.

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