Select Kafka to InfluxDB Data Injection from the app selector:
The default user is
admin with password
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:
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 propertiesto 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
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.
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.