Step 4: Create an Apache Kafka topic - Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka

Step 4: Create an Apache Kafka topic

In this step, you use the previously created client machine to create a topic on the serverless cluster.

To create a topic and write data to it

  1. In the following export command, replace my-endpoint with the bootstrap-server string you that you saved after you created the cluster. Then, go to the kafka_2.12-2.8.1/bin directory on the client machine and run the export command.

    export BS=my-endpoint
  2. Run the following command to create a topic called msk-serverless-tutorial.

    <path-to-your-kafka-installation>/bin/kafka-topics.sh --bootstrap-server $BS --command-config client.properties --create --topic msk-serverless-tutorial --partitions 6

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