Login

Select Kafka to InfluxDB Data Injection from the app selector:

The default user is admin with password changeme.

Enter your License Key

The first login to the app requires entering a license key. If you don’t have one yet, you can purchase it right here, or you can start to try this app for 30 days:

Setup Wizard

After entering the license key, the default dashboard is displayed which shows the total throughput of all configured Data Injections:

Because you did not define any Data Injections yet, activate the Setup Wizard from the toolbar:

It will guide you through the configuration. You can activate the wizard for reconfiguration anytime later from the toolbar.

The Setup Wizard displays a single option that is disabled initially:

Click Enable this feature to configure it.

Create a Kafka to InfluxDB Data Injection

A Data Injection is created between a topic of an Apache Kafka broker and InfluxDB. Both can be local or cloud-based.

This example creates a Data Injection from Confluent Cloud to InfluxDB Cloud:

  • Define a unique Data Injection name that is used in dashboards.

  • You can just copy the Kafka consumer properties from Confluent Cloud(Clients / New Java Client) or fine-tune it as you like. 

  • You can specify single or multiple topics. For multiple topics use a comma to separate them.

  • Specify the so-called influx 2 properties to connect to your InfluxDB instance. This can be an on-premise or an InfluxDB Cloud instance via TLS.

  • The messages received from the topic must contain a JSON of any structure. Specify the Conversion Properties to transform the JSON fields into InfluxDB fields. See here about the format.

You can create more Data Injections by clicking the + button:

Remove a Data Injection

Click on

to remove a Data Injection or disable it.

Start the App

After finishing your setup, you can start the app by pressing START APP:

It displays the Total Throughput dashboard and you might already see your Data Injections in action:

Starting and Stopping the App

The app is started after the initial configuration. This can be seen at this button in the toolbar which displays green:

Press it to stop the app:

To start it, press it again.

Reconfiguration

To change your configuration, press this button:

It launches the wizard and you can apply your changes. Then press UPDATE APP:

It restarts the app with the new settings.

Change your Password

You can change your password here:

You are being logged out after a change and have to login again.